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February 12, 2011

House GOP Looks to Slash Education Spending

The Republican budget plan would cut U.S. Department of Education funding to $4.9 billion below the fiscal 2010 level of $63.7 billion, including cuts to special education and Pell Grants.

February 11, 2011

Duncan Offers a Sneak Peek at Obama's 2012 Budget

Look for education as a bright spot in an austere budget, and a sequel with a twist we could call Race to the Top: The Locals Strike Back

February 08, 2011

Big, Big Money Problem: Finding Funds for Pell Grants

A huge shortfall in the program to help low-income students attend college could cause aftershocks for other domestic programs, including education.

February 04, 2011

Sens. Bennet and Murray Join Team ESEA in the Senate

The two lawmakers, well known for their K-12 expertise, will take newly prominent roles in the negotiations.

January 26, 2011

Duncan, Key Senators Sing Off Same Page on ESEA Renewal

A day after the State of the Union speech, the education secretary and members of the Senate's "Big 8" on education policy say they want to move swiftly to make changes to the nine-year-old law.

January 25, 2011

State of the Union: Edu-Stars Are Special Guests

The guests in First Lady Michelle Obama's box will reinforce the themes of education and innovation.

December 23, 2010

Meet the New GOP Members of the House Education Committee

Under the new Republican majority, the panel also is going back to its previous name, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

December 21, 2010

Congress Approves Bill Flat Funding K-12 Until March 4

A new, more conservative Congress will get to set 2011 spending levels for K-12 programs.

December 20, 2010

Duncan, Senate Republicans Talk ESEA Renewal

The buzz is that education could get a much more prominent role than usual in the president's State of the Union address early next year. And lawmakers want to be ready.

December 20, 2010

Federal Budget Update: K-12 Funding to Stay Flat—For Now

Federal education programs will be frozen until March 4 under a budget deal up for a vote this week, and next year a new, more conservative Congress will set spending levels for K-12.

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