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December 07, 2010

White House Pushes for Race to Top 2.0 in Budget Talks

As lawmakers struggle to complete some sort of spending plan, the administration is pushing lawmakers for another year of Race to the Top.

September 29, 2010

Good News and Bad News for Race to the Top Fans

Supporters of the Race to the Top program have reasons to both cheer and jeer at Congress this week.

July 15, 2010

House Panel Votes for Another Year of Race to the Top

The Obama administration's centerpiece education reform program would get $800 million in fiscal 2011 under a bill approved by a House appropriations subcommittee.

July 28, 2009

Senate Panel Goes Its Own Way on Title I, TIF, and Facilities

After the stimulus windfall, Congress is looking at modest overall increases for education spending.

July 24, 2009

Education Budget Bill Clears House

The Obama administration gave a thumbs up to the increase for the Teacher Incentive Fund, and a thumbs down to lawmakers' decision not to boost funding for the Title I school improvement grants by $1 billion.

July 17, 2009

Markup Watch: Not Many Changes Likely to Ed. Bill

Relax, Teacher Incentive Fund fans: It doesn't look like the full House Appropriations Committee is going to make major changes to that education spending bill approved last week by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The House ...

June 03, 2009

Senators Grill Duncan on Obama's Budget Proposal

A key senator told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning that he’s not a fan of the Obama administration’s proposal to shift $1 billion out of Title I grants for districts into the separate Title I school improvement program.

June 03, 2009

Arne Duncan Is on the Hill Talking Budget

The U.S. Secretary of Education is briefing congressional appropriations committees on the Obama administration's spending plan.

May 14, 2009

House Dems Still Pushing on School Facilities

The House approved a school facilities bill today, but the real test for the program is in the Senate.

May 12, 2009

Feds Stake Out 'Major' Commitment to High School Reform

The $50 million high school initiative in Obama's budget is a "down payment" on future commitments, said a key education voice at OMB.

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