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July 25, 2012

Rep. Miller: House Should Also Examine Impact of Trigger Cuts

So there was a big hearing today on the impact of looming across-the-board domestic funding cuts, held by the Senate appropriations panel that deals with education spending. Now, U.S. Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education Committee, is hoping his panel will follow...

July 17, 2012

House K-12 Spending Bill Would Scrap Race to the Top

House Republicans are seeking to ax Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and the School Improvement Grants while providing a boost for special education.

July 12, 2012

Nearly 3,000 Education, Health, and Other Groups Unite to Fight Funding Cuts

Advocates for education have a new, big posse to help fight those automatic spending cuts known as "sequestration" which are set to hit almost every federal program on January 2 unless Congress comes up with some sort of big, sweeping deal to stop them.

June 22, 2012

Senate to Administration: Give Us Details On Planned Education Cuts

Members of Congress want to know how a series of planned across-the-board budget cuts looming for the federal government would impact education programs, even though Congress came up with the plan.

June 15, 2012

Senate Appropriations Committee Adds School Improvement Option

A bill approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee would add a "whole school reform" model to the four controversial school turnaround choices now spelled out in the federal School Improvement Grant program.

June 12, 2012

Senate Panel OKs Slight Funding Hike for Education Department

Two key K-12 formula programs—Title I grants for districts and state grants for special education—would see slight boosts in a bill approved on a party line vote Tuesday by the Senate subcommittee that oversees education spending.

April 27, 2012

Return of the Friday Reading List: Obama, Romney, and Algebra

Welcome back to the Friday reading list. If you haven't already, check out these good reads.

April 11, 2012

GAO Criticizes Ed. Dept. On School Improvement Grant Program

ED needs to do a better job of making sure that the performance of contractors hired through the School Improvement Grant program is reviewed, and of making sure states have the information they need to make grant renewal decisions.

April 06, 2012

What Would Big, Giant Proposed Cuts Mean for Your K-12 Program?

If Congress doesn't stop the big, giant across the board cuts to set to hit (almost) every education under the sun next January, what would that mean for you?

March 27, 2012

What's Up in Congress? Not Much Real Action, State Chiefs Hear

Chief state school officers came up to Washington this week to hear lawmakers explain why one of their top federal priorities, an honest to goodness reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, won't get done this year.

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