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May 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Education Plan: Unions and Desegregation Win, Charters Lose

Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.

May 08, 2019

Democrats Advance Bill to Spend Billions More on Schools. Is It Doomed to Fail?

A spending bill that would provide nearly $76 billion to the U.S. Department of Education was approved by a key House committee on Wednesday.

April 29, 2019

Defying Trump, Democrats Propose $4.4 Billion Boost for Education Spending

A draft bill released by House Democrats seeks notable increases for educators' professional development, English-language learner programs, social-emotional learning, and more.

April 28, 2019

What to Watch for When House Democrats Unveil an Education Spending Bill

Last month, House Democrats blasted President Donald Trump's proposal to cut 10 percent from the Education Department's budget and eliminate more than two dozen programs. Now its their turn with the budget.

April 22, 2019

What Each State Will Get in Federal Title I Grants for Disadvantaged Kids Next Year

Federal Title I aid to districts for disadvantaged students has grown under the Trump administration, but not all states are benefiting equally from the growth, or seeing more money at all.

March 29, 2019

Education Advocates to SCOTUS: Leave Citizenship Out of Census

The organizations argue that asking a question about citizenship will disaude people in immigrant communities from responding to the census, potentially leaving their schools with fewer resources

March 24, 2019

Three Things to Watch for When DeVos Defends Trump's Budget to Congress

House Democrats, who took control of their chamber at the start of this year, will be eager to grill Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about the president's proposal to cut her budget, and more.

March 11, 2019

Here Are the 29 Education Programs Trump Wants to Eliminate

The programs Trump wants to eliminate in fiscal 2020 deal with literacy, the Special Olympics, Impact Aid, and arts education, among others, for savings of $6.7 billion.

March 11, 2019

Trump Seeks 10 Percent Cut to Education Department Aid, $5 Billion for Tax-Credit Scholarships

The president's 2020 spending plan would eliminate 29 programs, but separately would set aside $5 billion for K-12 scholarships funded by tax credits.

March 10, 2019

Four Things to Watch for in Trump's 2020 Spending Plan for Schools

Will the president again seek education spending cuts? Will a big merger idea from last summer get revived? How will Congress react? Those are a few questions heading into fiscal 2020.

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