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May 23, 2017

Trump Budget Would Slash Education Dept. Spending, Boost School Choice

The president's 2018 fiscal plan would cut spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, and career and technical education, but faces an uncertain future in Congress.

May 17, 2017

Trump Budget Reported to Use Title I, Research Aid to Push Choice

The soon-to-be-released federal budget plan would cut more than $9 billion from the Education Department, while leveraging $1 billion in grant money for public school choice, the Washington Post said.

May 01, 2017

Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education

In the proposed deal covering the rest of fiscal 2017 through September, after-school programs would get an increase, but teacher development grants would see a notable cut.

April 27, 2017

More Oversight of After-School Programs Is Needed, Says Federal Watchdog

The Government Accountability Office says the U.S. Department of Education "lacks useful data" about the impact 21st Century Community Learning Center programs have on children's attendance and discipline.

April 26, 2017

Governors Urge Congress to Boost Funding for Rural Schools Program

The biggest state beneficiaries of the program, which is linked to revenue derived from timber harvests on federal lands, include Oregon, California, and Idaho.

April 17, 2017

Here We Go Again? How a Government Shutdown Could Impact Schools

On April 28, the measure Congress approved late last year to keep the government funded for the rest of fiscal 2017 will expire.

April 06, 2017

How Will Trump's Budget Address a Rural Ed. Program With Bipartisan Support?

The Secure Rural Schools program is designed to provide additional support for schools and local governments impacted by activities on federal lands and is linked to revenue from timber harvests on those lands.

March 30, 2017

Trump Wants to Scrap After-School Funding. Here's What That Would Mean.

The Trump administration argues the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is not very effective, but some advocates and educators beg to differ.

March 28, 2017

Reports Say Trump Seeks Teacher Development Cuts for Coming School Year

Trump wants a roughly 50 percent cut to Title II grants to states to $1.1 billion in the 2017 fiscal year as well as other cuts for a total of $3 billion, according to media reports.

March 27, 2017

Trump's Education Cuts Would Squeeze Charter, Private Schools

Private and charter schools were considered the big winners in President Donald Trump's budget blueprint. The problem for some school of choice? Private and charter schools would be squeezed by the proposed cuts, just like regular public schools.

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