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April 05, 2011

GOP Stopgap Proposal Would Slash History, Tech Programs

Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would cut the $119 million Teaching American History program and the $100 million Educational Tech State Grants.

March 17, 2011

Senate Passes Short-Term Spending Bill Flat-Funding K-12

The latest temporary funding measure, which expires April 8, avoids a government shutdown for now and gives lawmakers more time to work on a budget for the rest of year.

March 15, 2011

House Passes Another Temporary Freeze for K-12

The latest stopgap federal spending bill would continue K-12 funding at fiscal 2010 levels through April 8, but makes no new cuts to education.

March 14, 2011

Obama Vows No Education Cuts, Calls for NCLB Fix

President Barack Obama drew a line in the sand against attempts to cut education spending as Congress struggles to come up with a federal budget for the rest of the year.

March 09, 2011

Senate Defeats Pair of Spending Measures

A House bill with deep cuts to education and a Senate measure with modest increases both fail, sending lawmakers back to the drawing board.

March 08, 2011

Obama to Call for More Education R&D

The president plans to tout his administration's $90 million plan to create a new education research initiative modeled after DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

March 04, 2011

Senate Dems' New Budget Plan Would Restore Ed. Funding

The Senate Democrats' bill would provide slight increases for Head Start and Title I grants to districts, a sharp contrast to the House bill, which would cut education.

March 03, 2011

Stopgap Spending Bill Severs Array of Education Programs

The stopgap federal spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law yesterday almost certainly spells the end of federal funding for more than a dozen education programs.

March 02, 2011

Obama Signs Short-Term Budget Bill That Slashes Education

Reading programs take a hard hit in the bill keeping the federal government open until March 18 while Congress hammers out a budget for the rest of the fiscal year.

March 01, 2011

House Passes Bill to Keep Gov't Running, Scrap Reading Programs

The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would keep the lights on at the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies for the next two weeks, but also cut spending on some programs.

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