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.
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March 04, 2015
March 03, 2015
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
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
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
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
The Obama administration wants to expand eligibility for child-care programs and bolster quality.
January 20, 2015
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
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
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.
December 03, 2014
A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies.