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July 11, 2018

Education Funding Bill Progresses in House After School Safety Money Restored

The House appropriations committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill providing a slight funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education, bringing overall funding to about $71 billion.

June 29, 2018

Lawmakers Demand Answers From DeVos About Unaccompanied Migrant Children's Education

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and three other cabinet secretaries, congressional Democrats ask how the government is ensuring that these children get required education services.

June 28, 2018

In Pushback to Janus Ruling, Democrats Tout Bill Affirming Union Power

Democrats in Congress sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week that prohibits public sector unions from collecting "fair share" fees from workers.

June 28, 2018

Education Bill That Omits Trump Merger Plan, Boosts Spending Advances in Senate

The legislation would set Education Department's discretionary budget for fiscal 2019 at nearly $71.6 billion, an increase of $540 million over fiscal 2018 levels.

June 26, 2018

Bipartisan Career and Technical Education Bill Approved by Key Senate Committee

The Senate bill to reauthorize the federal law for career and technical education would give states more power over setting goals. The Trump administration backs the legislation.

June 26, 2018

Senate Spending Bill Keeps Teacher Grant, Ignores DeVos Choice Proposal

The Trump administration has proposed significant cuts to the U.S. Department of Education's budget. But the Senate wants record funding for the agency.

June 24, 2018

Senate Bill to Revamp Career-Tech Education Law Gives States More Power Over Goals

The House passed a career and technical education bill last summer, and the Trump administration is pushing for the Senate to do the same.

June 22, 2018

Senate Draft of Career and Technical Education Bill Would Let Secretary Withhold Funds

Discussions about how to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which is the single largest source of federal funds for American high schools, have ramped up recently in Congress.

June 20, 2018

Senate Rejects Trump's Bid to Claw Back Funds From Children's Health Insurance Program

On Wednesday, 50 senators voted down a push by the Trump administration to revoke about $7 billion in money set aside for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

June 14, 2018

House Spending Bill Would Give Small Boost to Education, Reject Cuts by DeVos

The U.S. Department of Education would get a nearly $71 billion budget in a House spending bill for the next spending year released Thursday. The legislation includes increases for charter schools and special education.

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