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May 02, 2016

North Carolina Non-Profit and i3 Grantee Closes its Doors

North Carolina New Schools was the first i3 grantee to go from the "validation" level—for programs with some evidence to back them up—to the Scale Up, for proven approaches ready to go big.

April 28, 2016

ESSA's House Sponsors Want More Money for New Flexible Grant, Title I

The law's lead authors in the House—Reps. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, and Bobby Scott, the top Democrat—sent a letter to lawmakers who oversee K-12 spending asking for full funding—$1.6 billion or more—for a new flexible spending program.

March 31, 2016

Teacher-Pay Equity on People's Minds, But Not on the Table, During ESSA Talks

Why is comparability on people's minds? It's because of negotiated rulemaking for supplement-not-supplant, a federal requirement that Title I money must provide additional services, and not simply supplant state and local funding.

March 28, 2016

Better Uses for Federal Aid to Low-Income Students Studied in New Report

A new report explores how explores how states and the U.S. Department of Education can support new, local, and more effective approaches to Title I spending.

March 16, 2016

Groups Urge Congress to Boost Funding for Disadvantaged Students in Budget

Groups including AASA, The School Administrators Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Rural Education Association seek Title I funding at $450 million above the president's budget.

March 01, 2016

Analysis: Districts in Most States May Lose Title I Money Under Obama Budget

Districts in more than 30 states could lose some Title I funding if Congress adopts the president's fiscal 2017 budget proposal, says an unpublished Congressional Research Service analysis.

February 24, 2016

John King Quizzed on Charters, Teachers, Spending at House Budget Hearing

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. highlighted efforts to improve school diversity and elevate the teaching profession in the Education Department's fiscal 2016 budget request.

February 18, 2016

Education Department to Congress: We Need More Staff in Fiscal 2017

The authors of the Every Student Succeeds Act tried to pare down the number of Education Department staff, but President Barack Obama apparently has other ideas.

February 09, 2016

Obama Budget Would Prioritize Integration, Flat Fund Key Programs

The budget puts a premium on integration but provides essentially level funding for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education state grants.

February 08, 2016

Obama Budget to Seek New Money to Help Schools Integrate, Sources Say

The Obama administration is expected to seek $120 million in new money to help schools become more integrated, among other proposals in the fiscal 2017 budget.

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