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Van Hollen urging passage of education funding measure

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen is scheduled to join Nevada Rep. Susie Lee to call for passage of a bill to promote public education funding.

They've scheduled a news conference on Thursday with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and other groups in Washington.

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They're calling for passage of the Keep Our PACT Act. It calls for the full funding of federal obligations of Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Van Hollen's bill and Lee's measure come after statewide educator walkouts in some states in a call for more public school funding.

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