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November 10, 2011

Grantees Picked in Round Two of Investing in Innovation Contest

The Education Department has selected 23 finalists in line for a slice of $150 million in federal innovation dollars, but each must secure a private match to receive the award.

October 05, 2011

Proposed Rules About School Meals Remain a Hot Potato

If some folks had their way, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules about school meals, in particular the part about potatoes, might be better off without a section limiting starchy veggies.

October 05, 2011

District Advocates Favor House Education-Spending Bill

Some district officials would rather see increases for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education than new money for the Obama reform priorities, including Race to the Top.

September 19, 2011

Who in Education is Donating to the Supercommittee?

The nation's two largest teachers unions are among the top 100 donors to the 12 members of Congress who make up the powerful deficit-reduction panel, a campaign-contribution website says.

August 10, 2011

K-12 Advocates to Closely Follow Debt Committee

Folks have been waiting with baited breath to find out who, exactly, is on this so-called super committee. And education advocates probably broke open the champagne when they heard that Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., was going to co-chair.

July 28, 2011

Advocates Press Lawmakers on Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Education advocates are desperately scrambling to ensure that lawmakers look out for K-12 interests in a final agreement on the debt ceiling.

July 20, 2011

How Fallout From the Debt Debate Could Affect Education

Tough spending choices could be in store for states and districts on K-12 education if Congress and President Obama fail to reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling--and even if they do.

May 12, 2011

House Panel Could Propose Elimination of 40+ Programs

The House Education and the Workforce Committee is putting the finishing touches on a bill that could eliminate more than 40 programs, advocates say.

April 14, 2011

Congress Gives Final Approval to 2011 Budget Agreement

The package cuts more than $1 billion from the U.S. Department of Education's budget along with a number of programs, while extending Race to the Top, and sheltering programs such as special education and Title I grants to districts.

April 13, 2011

NEA, Education Organizations Urge 'No' Vote on Budget Bill

Education organizations oppose spending cuts and boost for District of Columbia voucher program.

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