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August 04, 2015

Federal Government Shutdown on the Horizon?

Members of Congress don't return to Washington until Sept. 8 and will have just 10 legislative days to find a path forward on the fiscal 2016 federal budget.

June 25, 2015

Senate Committee Approves Bill Cutting Ed. Dept. by $1.7 Billion in FY 2016

Democrats on the committee unsuccessfully attempted to restore funding for a host of education programs that were eliminated or gutted in the Senate appropriations bill.

June 24, 2015

House Appropriations Committee OKs Fiscal 2016 Education Spending Plan

The bill would slash $2.8 billion in education funding, even as a larger debate looms over whether Congress will strike a deal to avert across-the-board funding cuts.

June 23, 2015

Senate Appropriators Propose Cutting Education Department by $1.7 Billion

The fiscal 2016 spending proposal would slash funding for a slew of programs and eliminate about 10, including Investing in Innovation, Preschool Development Grants, and Striving Readers.

June 23, 2015

After Oregon Gov. Brown Signs Opt-Out Bill, Is the State's Title I Aid in Jeopardy?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill requiring districts to notify parents of their right to opt their children out of standardized exams.

June 17, 2015

House Appropriators Prepare Fiscal 2016 Education Spending Bill for Markup

The subcommittee markup is the first to occur in more than three years, as Congress has been dysfunctional in its ability to draft fiscal year spending bills.

June 16, 2015

House GOP Aims to Cut Education Funding, Including Obama Priorities

The House Appropriations Committee bill would fund the Education Department to the tune of $64.4 billion, which is $2.8 billion below the fiscal year 2015 level and $6.4 billion below the president's budget request.

June 10, 2015

Fact Checking Gov. Scott Walker on His Education Record

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., is expected to announce his presidential candidacy really, really soon. So exactly what might his education platform be? And how have his policies played out in Wisconsin?

May 07, 2015

Congress Clears Budget that Locks in Sequester-Level Education Funding

The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.

March 26, 2015

Education Amendments Abound in Senate Budget 'Vote-a-Rama'

Senators plan to offer amendments on a range of education policies, including the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and student loans, to name a few.

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