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Statement on FY2022 Appropriations

On behalf of over 40 organizations, we urge Congress to support the House of Representatives’ FY2022 funding level of at least $950 million for international basic education in the final FY2022 State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) appropriations bill. The Senate FY2022 SFOPS funding level for international basic education would decrease funding for bilateral U.S. government international basic education programs by more than a third. We believe that a significant decrease in funding as we seek to recover from the learning setbacks of COVID-19 would be detrimental to the futures of children and youth around the world. The U.S. must increase and sustain funding to international basic education and remain a leader in providing access to quality, inclusive education for vulnerable children and youth.
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Global Campaign for Education-US Marks Historic Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025

On July 28-29, government, civil society, and business leaders came together to support the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) at the Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025. GPE provides technical assistance and funding to lower-income country governments to help them develop and implement quality education plans. There was significant progress in commitments towards the goal of $5 billion over the next 5 years to address ongoing education needs and education losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we must increase funding to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to access quality education.
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GCE-US Applauds Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Resolution Supporting GPE

The Global Campaign for Education applauds Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) for introducing a bipartisan resolution affirming the role of the United States in improving access to quality, inclusive public education and improved learning outcomes for children and adolescents, particularly for girls, in the poorest countries through the Global Partnership for Education.
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GCE-US Statement on Administration’s Proposal for FY22 Budget

President Biden released his initial fiscal year 2022 budget request in the spring of 2021. The Global Campaign for Education-US urges Congress to appropriate $1.1 billion for the Basic Education account in the FY2022 State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill, including support for bilateral U.S. programming, at least $150 million for the Global Partnership for Education, and at least $50 million for the Education Cannot Wait Fund.
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Global Learning Loss Assessment Act Reintroduction

GCE-US is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the Global Learning Loss Assessment Act, led by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John Boozman (R-AR) in the Senate and Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D, PA-06), Mike Quigley (D, IL-05), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R, PA-01) in the House of Representatives.
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