Democrats say the proposal would generate 1.9 million jobs, but a big infrastructure spending deal has eluded Washington since President Donald Trump took office.
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January 30, 2019
January 25, 2019
Democrats say the shutdown imperils the federal program that pays for school meals for low-income students, as pressure builds around the issue in the education community.
January 15, 2019
Just before Christmas, federal lawmakers sent President Donald Trump the Foundations for Evidenced-Based Policymaking Act of 2017, which aims to improve how federal data is used, shared, and protected.
January 15, 2019
Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., says she puts a high priority on public education and providing more resources for teachers.
January 06, 2019
Sen. Lamar Alexander says his negotiations with President Barack Obama to get the Every Student Succeeds Act done provide a good guide for ending the stalemate.
January 03, 2019
The Heritage Foundation says current federal programs supporting things like after-school centers don't work and their funding should be redirected for education savings accounts.
December 27, 2018
The Forest Management for Rural Stability Act, would create a permanent fund for the federal Secure Rural Schools Program.
December 26, 2018
Relive some of our most popular and engaging stories of the year about education spending, teachers, and a certain chat between Betsy DeVos and Lesley Stahl.
December 17, 2018
In addition to serving as the chairman of the Senate education committee, Alexander previously served as secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, as well as governor of Tennessee. He was a chief architect of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
December 16, 2018
The Congressional Budget Office's "Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028" looks at the savings from shrinking or eliminating a variety of programs, including many focused on children.