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April 28, 2015

After Baltimore Rioting, Obama Urges Focus on Education Programs

The president underscored that his administration has put a priority on programs aimed at helping communities plagued by chronic poverty, high crime, and low graduation rates.

March 04, 2015

Stand-Off Over Spending Levels for Federal Education Programs Begins

Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.

March 03, 2015

D.C. Voucher Program at Center of Fiscal Fight (Again)

The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.

February 18, 2015

Obama to Challenge Federal Ruling that Blocks New Immigration Protections

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, one of Obama's staunchest opponents on immigration, said the ruling is a "major turning point in the fight to stop Obama's lawless amnesty."

January 30, 2015

Budget Preview: What Will the President's Spending Request Look Like?

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his fiscal year 2016 budget request will include a 7 percent hike in spending above the funding limits that Congress set back in 2011.

January 29, 2015

Draft of Obama Administration's Student-Data-Privacy Bill Raises Questions

A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.

January 22, 2015

White House Pitches Competitive Grant Program Aimed at Improving Child Care

The Obama administration wants to expand eligibility for child-care programs and bolster quality.

January 20, 2015

In State of the Union, Obama Pitches College Access, Child-Care Aid

President Barack Obama used his penultimate State of the Union address to call for a dramatic expansion in college access and increased investments in early childhood.

January 19, 2015

How Will Education Play in the State of the Union Address?

President Obama is expected to make the case that his broader tax proposal will help families cover the cost of child care and gain access to college for their children.

January 13, 2015

Sneak Peek at President Obama's Fiscal 2016 Budget Request

The forthcoming budget proposal will include $2.7 billion in increased federal K-12 spending, including $1 billion for Title I grants that fund districts with large numbers of low-income students.

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