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September 14, 2017

After-School Spending Gets Boost in Revised House Education Bill

House lawmakers voted to boost funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by $100 million during debate over the House education funding bill for the next fiscal year.

August 23, 2017

Number of Students Using D.C. Vouchers Drops, Report Finds

The federal voucher program is getting "stiff competition" from the city's charters and from rapidly improving public schools, a report from the think tank FutureED reports.

August 21, 2017

What's at Stake for Schools in the Debt Ceiling Debate

What does a potential game of chicken over raising the federal debt ceiling mean for education? There are a host of politically complicated issues attached to the nation's borrowing limit.

July 25, 2017

Don't Mourn or Applaud the End of $2 Billion in Teacher-Training Money Just Yet

How anxious or pleased should you be about the $2 billion cut to educator-training programs in the House education spending bill? Hold off before you decide.

July 19, 2017

Bill With More Than $2 Billion in Teacher-Training Cuts Advances in House

The legislation would cut less from the U.S. Department of Education than President Donald Trump wanted, and now moves on to the full House of Representatives.

July 13, 2017

House Lawmakers Advance Funding Bill Without Trump-DeVos Choice Programs

The legislation lawmakers discussed on Thursday differs from the Trump administration's plan in several respects, but both plans would eliminate $2 billion in aid for teacher training.

July 12, 2017

Like Trump Budget, House Funding Bill Strips Out $2 Billion for Teacher Training

The bill, released on Wednesday, would provide $66 billion for the U.S. Department of Education, down $2.4 billion from the current budget.

July 12, 2017

Four Things to Watch in the House Bill Funding Betsy DeVos' Department

Early indications are that lawmakers aren't incredibly enthusiastic about what DeVos and President Donald Trump are proposing for Education Department spending.

July 11, 2017

Watch This Refresher on Trump's Education Budget in Under 60 Seconds

We've put together a snappy 58-second video that covers how federal K-12 spending would change, what the president wants to cut, and what he wants more money for.

June 06, 2017

Senators Hammer at DeVos on Planned Budget Cuts, Proposed Vouchers

At a Capitol Hill hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced Republicans skeptical about slashing some programs, and Democrats worried about civil rights protections under any federally funded vouchers.

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