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October 19, 2016

National School Spending Inches Up to $623 Billion, Says Recent Federal Data

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that K-12 spending at the state and district level increased by 1.2 percent from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2014.

September 08, 2016

Donald Trump's Sequester Plan: What It Does (and Doesn't) Mean for K-12

Donald Trump recently proposed ending federal spending caps on the military. How could that impact what Washington spends on public schools?

August 04, 2016

Coalition Including Black Lives Matter Calls for 'Fully Funded Education'

The new K-12 policy platform from a coalition that includes Black Lives Matter calls for a constitutional amendment for education funding, and also seeks state-level ballot initiatives to provide additional resources for education.

July 14, 2016

House Panel Backs K-12 Spending Bill Targeting Obama Transgender Guidance

The House appropriations committee's education spending bill for fiscal 2017 boosts federal spending on special education and a new block grant, but makes cuts to or eliminates several other programs.

July 12, 2016

More Details on the House Education Funding Bill

Last week, we reported on key aspects of the spending bill that was approved by the House panel overseeing education funding, such as the increases for the Title IV block grant and special education.

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.

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