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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.

April 27, 2017

More Oversight of After-School Programs Is Needed, Says Federal Watchdog

The Government Accountability Office says the U.S. Department of Education "lacks useful data" about the impact 21st Century Community Learning Center programs have on children's attendance and discipline.

April 26, 2017

Governors Urge Congress to Boost Funding for Rural Schools Program

The biggest state beneficiaries of the program, which is linked to revenue derived from timber harvests on federal lands, include Oregon, California, and Idaho.

April 17, 2017

Here We Go Again? How a Government Shutdown Could Impact Schools

On April 28, the measure Congress approved late last year to keep the government funded for the rest of fiscal 2017 will expire.

April 06, 2017

How Will Trump's Budget Address a Rural Ed. Program With Bipartisan Support?

The Secure Rural Schools program is designed to provide additional support for schools and local governments impacted by activities on federal lands and is linked to revenue from timber harvests on those lands.

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