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March 18, 2015

Senate Budget Blueprint Thin on Education Policy, Funding Details

The U.S. Senate's fiscal 2016 budget proposal would fund the federal government to the tune of $493 billion, keeping in place the across-the-board spending caps under sequestration.

March 17, 2015

House Budget, Short on Education Details, Would Lock In Sequester

The House Republican spending plan includes $493 billion for discretionary spending across the federal government and would make $5.5 trillion in spending reductions in the next 10 years.

March 16, 2015

Rep. Bobby Scott Urges Big-District Leaders to Press GOP on Title I Portability

Congressional efforts to give the outdated No Child Left Behind Act a facelift headlined this year's Council of the Great City Schools annual legislative conference.

March 12, 2015

Senators Try to Include Background Checks In Human Trafficking Bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."

March 09, 2015

Senators Making Progress in Negotiations on NCLB Rewrite

The announcement comes a little more than a week after GOP leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives abandoned a vote on a GOP-backed overhaul bill.

March 05, 2015

How a Conservative Blogger Helped Derail the House NCLB Rewrite

A couple of "grassroots" education bloggers may have had a hand in stalling—or maybe even outright stopping—the legislation.

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 27, 2015

Passage of GOP-Backed NCLB Rewrite Could Be Delayed, Amid Conservative Backlash

House leaders may hold off on a final vote on a Republican-backed bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law, amid pushback from powerful GOP lobbying groups

February 26, 2015

Despite Hiccups, House Nearing the Finish Line In NCLB Rewrite Debate

The chamber will reconvene again Friday morning to consider three additional amendments, including one that would wholesale replace the measure with a Democratic version, before holding a final vote on the entire bill.

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