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December 15, 2014

Congress Tweaks School Improvement Grants, i3 in Spending Bill

Lawmakers want the School Improvement Grant program to be more flexible for states. And they want to see the Investing in Innovation grant program focused on high schools.

December 10, 2014

Spending Bill Would Fund Preschool Grants, But Not Race to Top

Overall, the U.S. Department of Education would be funded to the tune of $70.5 billion, a slight $133 million decrease from fiscal 2014.

December 05, 2014

What Does Congress's Budget Squabble Mean for Education?

The current spending bill is set to expire next week, and lawmakers have yet to agree on how to keep the government up and running.

November 04, 2014

Republicans Will Control Senate in the 114th Congress

With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.

October 28, 2014

How Well Did Schools Implement School Improvement Grants?

None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.

October 07, 2014

Study Shows Divisive D.C. Voucher Program Doesn't Reach Neediest Students

As much as 30 percent of school vouchers go unused from the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarships Program, which has been at the heart of federal fiscal battles.

September 08, 2014

Mid-Term Elections Leave Little Time for Congress to Tackle Education Measures

With Congress back from its annual summer recess, it turns to its one major task before the mid-term elections, a spending bill to avert a government shut-down.

July 31, 2014

What Happens on K-12 Policy if Republicans Take Over the U.S. Senate?

The person best positioned to make an educated guess on that question is Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate education committee. Alexander is the likeliest candidate to take over the helm of the Senate education committee if the chamber flips to GOP control in the fall.

July 24, 2014

Senate Education Aid Bill Inches Forward; House Budget Panel Issues Ed. Report

The Senate Appropriations Committee officially released its education spending proposal for fiscal year 2015, and the House Budget Committee unveiled a series of education policy proposals.

July 23, 2014

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill

It's unlikely Congress will pass a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 before the end of this fiscal year, despite lawmakers' insistence they would.

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