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* In celebration of Read Across America Day (March 2), President Trump issued a statement (, the Department shared photos of agency staff reading to their children (, and a Homeroom blog post details "5 Tips to Encourage Reading at Home ("

* On February 27, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved the nomination ( of Robert King to be the Department's Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, sending it to the full Senate.

* The Department is inviting applications for new awards under the Full-Service Community Schools Program (

* A National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) report, "Projections of Education Statistics for 2027 (," has data on student enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures for schools and degree-granting institutions.

* The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), appointed Lesley Muldoon as its new executive director (

* The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the American Theatre Wing are looking for emerging songwriting stars under the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge ( This national competition is open to high school students who have a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production (encompassing a range of styles, including hip-hop, rock, R&B, country, jazz, and more). Applications will be accepted through April 30.

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