Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. highlighted efforts to improve school diversity and elevate the teaching profession in the Education Department's fiscal 2016 budget request.
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February 24, 2016
February 18, 2016
The authors of the Every Student Succeeds Act tried to pare down the number of Education Department staff, but President Barack Obama apparently has other ideas.
February 09, 2016
The budget puts a premium on integration but provides essentially level funding for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education state grants.
February 08, 2016
The Obama administration is expected to seek $120 million in new money to help schools become more integrated, among other proposals in the fiscal 2017 budget.
December 22, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act contains changes to non-competitive Education Department formula grants, but the fiscal 2016 federal budget impacts when those changes will begin.
December 16, 2015
Title I funding would receive an increase after several years of flat funding, while charter schools, the National Assessment of Educational Programs, and Head Start would also see more money in the fiscal 2016 federal budget.
December 07, 2015
With Congress poised to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, eyes are now turning to how congressional budget negotiations will impact K-12 aid.
November 10, 2015
"Governors understand that early childhood education is a key component of building a literate, knowledgeable and skilled 21st century workforce," Govs. Jay Inslee and Robert Bentley wrote to the four congressional representatives.
November 10, 2015
Title I aid, the largest single federal grant program for public schools, is at the center of many of them, but it's not the only horse on the race track.
October 30, 2015
The administration is planning to create a $20 million pilot program that would allow high schoolers to use Pell grants to pay for college courses.