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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January 13, 2015
January 11, 2015
Blueprints for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act law have been flooding in from various stakeholders as lawmakers in both chambers begin work on a bill.
January 09, 2015
The Council of Chief State School Officers urges Congress to pass a bipartisan revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would keep the NCLB testing schedule intact.
January 08, 2015
One of the most significant policy debates at the heart of the forthcoming reauthorization will be how or if to change the law's testing requirements.
January 07, 2015
Special education organizations join the debate having lost two of their biggest champions on Capitol Hill, when Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, retired.
January 06, 2015
Our hope for a busy education calendar is bolstered by the education committee chairmen, who have signaled their intent to get an Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization through committee by Valentine's Day.
December 30, 2014
We're pretty sure that early drafts of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization won't mimic the Education Department's waiver program.
December 29, 2014
Teachers lunching with President Barack Obama came in at No. 3, ahead of midterm election results and State of the Union address.
December 18, 2014
It can also be pretty tricky to communicate with parents and the public about the standards, states told the GAO, which is considered Congress' investigative arm.
December 15, 2014
That's an idea that's likely to prove popular with education organizations, especially teachers' unions.