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September 16, 2018

Winners and Losers From Capitol Hill's School Spending Agreement

We finally have an idea of how, and just how much, Congress wants to spend on education in the coming fiscal year.

September 13, 2018

Lawmakers Strike Deal on Education Spending, Omit Ban on Money for Guns

Those in charge of the Education Department's budget appear ready to reject the Trump team's push to cut the department's overall budget.

August 23, 2018

Senate Approves Bill Boosting Federal Education Spending

Total education spending would increase by more than $500 million over fiscal 2019 in the bill approved by the Senate, which would fund the U.S. Department of Education at up to $71.6 billion.

August 22, 2018

Call This 'The LeBron James Education Act' and We Won't Argue

Two senators are using the NBA superstar's new school as an inspiration for new legislation, formally called the Full-Service Community Schools in Distressed Communities Act.

July 18, 2018

Share of Federal Spending on Children Projected to Shrink, New Report Says

The Urban Institute projects a decline of more than 25 percent in the proportion of overall federal funding that will go to education and other benefits for children over the next decade, the Urban Institute says.

July 11, 2018

Education Funding Bill Progresses in House After School Safety Money Restored

The House appropriations committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill providing a slight funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education, bringing overall funding to about $71 billion.

June 28, 2018

Education Bill That Omits Trump Merger Plan, Boosts Spending Advances in Senate

The legislation would set Education Department's discretionary budget for fiscal 2019 at nearly $71.6 billion, an increase of $540 million over fiscal 2018 levels.

June 26, 2018

Senate Spending Bill Keeps Teacher Grant, Ignores DeVos Choice Proposal

The Trump administration has proposed significant cuts to the U.S. Department of Education's budget. But the Senate wants record funding for the agency.

June 14, 2018

House Spending Bill Would Give Small Boost to Education, Reject Cuts by DeVos

The U.S. Department of Education would get a nearly $71 billion budget in a House spending bill for the next spending year released Thursday. The legislation includes increases for charter schools and special education.

June 05, 2018

Guns Aren't a Focus of Federal School Safety Panel, Betsy DeVos Tells Senators

The education secretary's comment at a Senate education subcommittee hearing seemed to contradict prior White House statements that the commission she heads will look at age restrictions on certain firearms.

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