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June 06, 2017

Senators Hammer at DeVos on Planned Budget Cuts, Proposed Vouchers

At a Capitol Hill hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced Republicans skeptical about slashing some programs, and Democrats worried about civil rights protections under any federally funded vouchers.

June 05, 2017

A 'GI Bill' Using School Choice? Conservative Group's Proposal Raises Eyebrows

A Heritage Foundation report says children from military families deserve more educational options and eyes the $1.3 billion federal Impact Aid program as a vehicle.

May 30, 2017

Governors to Congress: Don't Shortchange Us on ESSA, Special Ed.

The National Governors Association sent a letter about education funding two days after the release of President Donald Trump's spending blueprint, which proposes a 13.5 percent cut to the Education Department.

May 25, 2017

Watch a Schools Chief Discuss Trump's Proposed Education Budget

We sat down with the superintendent of Maryland's second-largest school district to get his views on the president's proposed budget for education.

May 24, 2017

DeVos, Democrats Wage War Over Budget Cuts, Students' Rights Under Vouchers

In defending the president's budget on Capitol Hill, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos implored lawmakers to focus on "students and their education," rather than "schools and systems." Democrats weren't buying it.

May 24, 2017

Proposed Budget Cuts for Disadvantaged Students Would Hit These States Hardest

President Donald Trump's 2018 federal spending plan would cut close to 4 percent from formula-based Title I aid, while earmarking new money for public school choice.

May 23, 2017

Trump Spending Plan Triggers Many Negative Reactions From K-12 World

Many responses to the fiscal 2018 budget proposal focused on plans to cut 13 percent of the Education Department's budget, eliminate or reduce programs, and increase funding for school choice.

May 23, 2017

Trump Budget Would Slash Education Dept. Spending, Boost School Choice

The president's 2018 fiscal plan would cut spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, and career and technical education, but faces an uncertain future in Congress.

May 17, 2017

Trump Budget Reported to Use Title I, Research Aid to Push Choice

The soon-to-be-released federal budget plan would cut more than $9 billion from the Education Department, while leveraging $1 billion in grant money for public school choice, the Washington Post said.

May 01, 2017

Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education

In the proposed deal covering the rest of fiscal 2017 through September, after-school programs would get an increase, but teacher development grants would see a notable cut.

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