In just over two months, Congress must decide if it basically wants to punt on creating a regular fiscal 2017 budget, a decision could have consequences for K-12 spending.
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March 06, 2017
February 27, 2017
President Donald Trump reportedly wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion and cut domestic discretionary spending by that much, which could have a big impact on education aid.
February 14, 2017
"We'll be examining and auditing and reviewing all of the programs," DeVos told the host of a Michigan radio program in a Tuesday interview.
December 22, 2016
South Carolina GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney could have a significant impact on federal public school policy in a few ways as head of the Office of Management and Budget.
December 07, 2016
A short-term budget deal to keep the government running addresses the water contamination in cities like Flint, Mich., but does not otherwise contain significant changes for education.
October 19, 2016
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 recently proposed ending federal spending caps on the military. How could that impact what Washington spends on public schools?
August 04, 2016
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
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
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.