Apprenticeship Panel Discussion TODAY: Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce

We invite you to join our panel discussion, “Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce” on Thursday, January 18 from Noon until 1pm in Rayburn 2358-C. The purpose of the discussion is to hear testimony from representatives
of some of the most successful apprenticeship programs across the country.  The panelists will discuss the reasons behind their success, provide lessons for Congress, and offer tips for other programs moving forward.

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Space Advocates – 2018 Congressional Space Studies Series

Happy New Year and welcome to the first legislative week of 2018! We are excited to kick-off the New Year with a free professional development opportunity for congressional staffers. As part of our ongoing effort to promote space education we have teamed
up with the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration to bring you a nine-part series designed to establish or build upon an existing foundation of space science and space technology. Below is the course description and curriculum as well as a registration POC.
This series will begin on Friday 26 January from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Rayburn HOB room 2325 and we hope you will join us to learn from a diverse group of guest speakers and to network with other staffers who share a passion for space exploration!

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Support H.R. 4602 Defending Special Education Students and Families Act

More than four decades ago, Congress pledged to pay up to 40 percent of the excess cost of educating students with disabilities. Yet today, the federal government covers less than 16 percent of these special education costs. The Defending Special Education
Students and Families Act would finally live up to that nearly 40-year old promise by fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities in Education (IDEA) Act.

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Support the Bipartisan Smarter EPSCoR Act

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) was first authorized by Congress in 1978 with the potentially noble goal of redistributing federal research dollars into states that did not get their “fair share” of research dollars. 
However, because the “fair share” was determined on a per state basis rather than a
per capita basis, it has devolved into just another program that steers money into states that already get far more than their fair share of federal spending.

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TOMORROW: Apprenticeship Panel Discussion

We invite you to join our panel discussion, “Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce” on Thursday, January 18 from Noon until 1pm in Rayburn 2358-C. The purpose of the discussion is to hear testimony from representatives
of some of the most successful apprenticeship programs across the country.  The panelists will discuss the reasons behind their success, provide lessons for Congress, and offer tips for other programs moving forward.

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Today – Expanding Apprenticeships in the US: Learning from German Experiences

By now, your office should have received an invitation to a lunch briefing on Wednesday, January 17th entitled, Expanding Apprenticeships in the US: Learning from German Experiences. As co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical
Education Caucus, we hope you and your staff will join us for this important discussion. For more information and to register, please see the full invitation below.

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Support H.R. 4602 Defending Special Education Students and Families Act

More than four decades ago, Congress pledged to pay up to 40 percent of the excess cost of educating students with disabilities. Yet today, the federal government covers less than 16 percent of these special education costs. The Defending Special Education
Students and Families Act would finally live up to that nearly 40-year old promise by fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities in Education (IDEA) Act.

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