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October 12, 2015

Some Key Education Programs Alive in NCLB Rewrite, But Dead in the Budget

The Senate's ESEA rewrite includes resources for early childhood education, innovation, and literacy, but its spending bills would nix those programs.

September 28, 2015

Education Department Updates Its Government Shutdown Plan

A long shutdown could disrupt aid to schools and colleges, the U.S. Department of Education warns.

September 24, 2015

Ed. Dept. Doles Out a Dozen Grants to Educate Native American Students

The initiative, called the Native Youth Communities Projects Program, encourages grantees to blend strategies to close the achievement gap with culturally relevant programs.

September 24, 2015

Reps. Messer, Rokita Raise Concerns About Title I Funds for Indiana Charters

"Public school students should not be penalized because they chose to attend a public charter school," the two congressional representatives wrote to Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz.

September 10, 2015

Education Researchers to Lawmakers: Don't Cut Funding for Key Programs

Education researchers are worried about proposed cuts to the Institute

August 17, 2015

As Budget Battle Looms, Education Department Warns Against Early-Ed. Cuts

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan blasted the Republicans' decision to slash the administration's Preschool Development Grant program, arguing it would pull funds away from states in the last two years of the grant.

August 04, 2015

Federal Government Shutdown on the Horizon?

Members of Congress don't return to Washington until Sept. 8 and will have just 10 legislative days to find a path forward on the fiscal 2016 federal budget.

June 25, 2015

Senate Committee Approves Bill Cutting Ed. Dept. by $1.7 Billion in FY 2016

Democrats on the committee unsuccessfully attempted to restore funding for a host of education programs that were eliminated or gutted in the Senate appropriations bill.

June 24, 2015

House Appropriations Committee OKs Fiscal 2016 Education Spending Plan

The bill would slash $2.8 billion in education funding, even as a larger debate looms over whether Congress will strike a deal to avert across-the-board funding cuts.

June 23, 2015

Senate Appropriators Propose Cutting Education Department by $1.7 Billion

The fiscal 2016 spending proposal would slash funding for a slew of programs and eliminate about 10, including Investing in Innovation, Preschool Development Grants, and Striving Readers.

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