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March 16, 2017

Trump Ally to White House: Don't Cut After-School Funding

Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., who helped found a "Trump Caucus," wants the White House to reconsider its plan to zero out funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.

March 06, 2017

What Happens to Education Spending if the Budget Stays in a Holding Pattern

In just over two months, Congress must decide if it basically wants to punt on creating a regular fiscal 2017 budget, a decision could have consequences for K-12 spending.

February 27, 2017

What Could Trump's Broad Budget Plans Mean for Education?

President Donald Trump reportedly wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion and cut domestic discretionary spending by that much, which could have a big impact on education aid.

February 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos: I'll Look for Unnecessary Programs to Cut at the Education Dept.

"We'll be examining and auditing and reviewing all of the programs," DeVos told the host of a Michigan radio program in a Tuesday interview.

December 22, 2016

Trump's Pick to Lead Budget Office Has Backed School Choice, Anti-NCLB Bills

South Carolina GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney could have a significant impact on federal public school policy in a few ways as head of the Office of Management and Budget.

December 07, 2016

Budget Deal Addresses Flint, Vouchers; Punts on Big K-12 Funding Issues

A short-term budget deal to keep the government running addresses the water contamination in cities like Flint, Mich., but does not otherwise contain significant changes for education.

October 19, 2016

National School Spending Inches Up to $623 Billion, Says Recent Federal Data

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that K-12 spending at the state and district level increased by 1.2 percent from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2014.

September 08, 2016

Donald Trump's Sequester Plan: What It Does (and Doesn't) Mean for K-12

Donald Trump recently proposed ending federal spending caps on the military. How could that impact what Washington spends on public schools?

August 04, 2016

Coalition Including Black Lives Matter Calls for 'Fully Funded Education'

The new K-12 policy platform from a coalition that includes Black Lives Matter calls for a constitutional amendment for education funding, and also seeks state-level ballot initiatives to provide additional resources for education.

July 14, 2016

House Panel Backs K-12 Spending Bill Targeting Obama Transgender Guidance

The House appropriations committee's education spending bill for fiscal 2017 boosts federal spending on special education and a new block grant, but makes cuts to or eliminates several other programs.

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