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July 11, 2018

Education Funding Bill Progresses in House After School Safety Money Restored

The House appropriations committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill providing a slight funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education, bringing overall funding to about $71 billion.

June 28, 2018

Education Bill That Omits Trump Merger Plan, Boosts Spending Advances in Senate

The legislation would set Education Department's discretionary budget for fiscal 2019 at nearly $71.6 billion, an increase of $540 million over fiscal 2018 levels.

June 26, 2018

Senate Spending Bill Keeps Teacher Grant, Ignores DeVos Choice Proposal

The Trump administration has proposed significant cuts to the U.S. Department of Education's budget. But the Senate wants record funding for the agency.

June 14, 2018

House Spending Bill Would Give Small Boost to Education, Reject Cuts by DeVos

The U.S. Department of Education would get a nearly $71 billion budget in a House spending bill for the next spending year released Thursday. The legislation includes increases for charter schools and special education.

June 05, 2018

Guns Aren't a Focus of Federal School Safety Panel, Betsy DeVos Tells Senators

The education secretary's comment at a Senate education subcommittee hearing seemed to contradict prior White House statements that the commission she heads will look at age restrictions on certain firearms.

April 23, 2018

How States Stack Up on Federal Funding for Teachers, Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education has released state-by-state spending estimates for key programs based on the fiscal 2018 spending bill President Donald Trump signed last month. See how your state stacks up on two notable programs.

April 04, 2018

'Hail Mary' Budget Move Could Throw Federal Education Spending Into Question

Trump has reportedly discussed with House Republican leaders the idea of effectively cutting some spending out of the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill he signed late last month.

April 02, 2018

Digging Deeper Into That $300 Million Increase in Federal Aid for Poor Students

The biggest federal pot of cash earmarked for K-12, Title I gets $15.8 billion in the recently approved fiscal 2018 budget. But how exactly will that increase work?

April 02, 2018

Meet the Only K-12 Education Program to Get Cut in the Spending Bill Trump Signed

The new federal spending levels approved by President Donald Trump include a $2.6 billion boost for the U.S. Department of Education. But what's the story behind that number?

April 01, 2018

Mega Millions Winner Gets $521 Million. How Far Would That Go for Schools?

What could $521 million buy you at the U.S. Department of Education, or outside the Beltway? Lots of money to pay teachers, for one thing.

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