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May 30, 2014

GAO Report: Sequestration Forced Districts to Reduce Staff, Programs

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that sequestration cuts to Title I and Impact Aid forced some districts to reduce specialists, increase class sizes, reduce professional development, and delay technology upgrades.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Quizzes Duncan on Waivers, Spending

Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.

April 30, 2014

Arne Duncan Makes Sales Pitch for Waivers, Turnarounds, Early Ed in Senate Hearing

No Child Left Behind waivers are not having a very good week on Capitol Hill.

April 29, 2014

Chairman Kline Seeks Big Increase in Federal Aid for Special Education

It's worth noting that funding for special education has been a key issue in Rep. John Kline's suburban Minnesota district, where voters narrowly backed President Barack Obama in 2012.

April 01, 2014

Ryan Budget Seeks Changes to Pell Grants, Elimination of 'Duplicative' K-12 Programs

A budget blueprint from Rep. Paul Ryan would dramatically alter the Pell Grant program and other K-12 spending by the federal government.

March 04, 2014

Obama Budget Pitches Race to Top for Equity, New Money for Ed Tech

The president's fiscal year 2015 budget would make room for several new K-12 initiatives, including a new Race to the Top program aimed at equity, as well as funding to help train teachers to use technology.

December 26, 2013

Government Shutdown Beats Ravitch, Common Core as Hottest Topics

The federal government shutdown, rewriting NCLB, Race to the Top, and the "fiscal cliff" were among the most popular topics on this blog in 2013.

December 10, 2013

White House Pledges $100 Million for Mental Health as Newtown Anniversary Nears

President Obama also has proposed an additional $130 million in his 2014 budget for efforts to help teachers and other adults recognize signs of mental illness in youth.

November 14, 2013

Hill Lawmakers Wrangle Over Health-Care Law's Costs to Schools, Colleges

A hearing at the House Education and the Workforce Committee exposed familiar rifts among federal lawmakers over the measure's costs and overall goals.

November 01, 2013

Friday Reading List: Budgets, Turnarounds, and Same-Sex Marriage

Happy Friday! While you dig into the Halloween candy, check out at these good reads.

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