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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.

March 30, 2017

Trump Wants to Scrap After-School Funding. Here's What That Would Mean.

The Trump administration argues the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is not very effective, but some advocates and educators beg to differ.

March 28, 2017

Reports Say Trump Seeks Teacher Development Cuts for Coming School Year

Trump wants a roughly 50 percent cut to Title II grants to states to $1.1 billion in the 2017 fiscal year as well as other cuts for a total of $3 billion, according to media reports.

March 27, 2017

Trump's Education Cuts Would Squeeze Charter, Private Schools

Private and charter schools were considered the big winners in President Donald Trump's budget blueprint. The problem for some school of choice? Private and charter schools would be squeezed by the proposed cuts, just like regular public schools.

March 22, 2017

Watch John King Talk Vouchers, Trump Budget in Facebook Live Interview

Education Week correspondent Kavitha Cardoza sat down with former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., who sharply criticized cuts to education programs proposed by President Donald Trump.

March 20, 2017

What Education Programs Could Still Be Vulnerable in Trump's Budget?

We know a few details about the White House's plans for education spending in fiscal 2018, but a fuller picture will emerge later this year.

March 17, 2017

Catch Our Discussion of Trump's Education Spending Plan on Facebook Live

President Donald Trump's proposed spending plan for education is generating a lot of controversy. We sat down to dissect what's in that blueprint, and what might happen next.

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