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January 30, 2015

Did Billions of Dollars in School Turnaround Aid Help?

School Improvement Grant funding mattered, the Council of the Great City Schools found, and it was mostly the money, not the federally mandated turnaround models, that made the difference.

January 30, 2015

Budget Preview: What Will the President's Spending Request Look Like?

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his fiscal year 2016 budget request will include a 7 percent hike in spending above the funding limits that Congress set back in 2011.

January 13, 2015

Sneak Peek at President Obama's Fiscal 2016 Budget Request

The forthcoming budget proposal will include $2.7 billion in increased federal K-12 spending, including $1 billion for Title I grants that fund districts with large numbers of low-income students.

December 15, 2014

Congress Tweaks School Improvement Grants, i3 in Spending Bill

Lawmakers want the School Improvement Grant program to be more flexible for states. And they want to see the Investing in Innovation grant program focused on high schools.

December 10, 2014

Spending Bill Would Fund Preschool Grants, But Not Race to Top

Overall, the U.S. Department of Education would be funded to the tune of $70.5 billion, a slight $133 million decrease from fiscal 2014.

December 05, 2014

What Does Congress's Budget Squabble Mean for Education?

The current spending bill is set to expire next week, and lawmakers have yet to agree on how to keep the government up and running.

November 04, 2014

Republicans Will Control Senate in the 114th Congress

With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.

October 28, 2014

How Well Did Schools Implement School Improvement Grants?

None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.

October 07, 2014

Study Shows Divisive D.C. Voucher Program Doesn't Reach Neediest Students

As much as 30 percent of school vouchers go unused from the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarships Program, which has been at the heart of federal fiscal battles.

September 08, 2014

Mid-Term Elections Leave Little Time for Congress to Tackle Education Measures

With Congress back from its annual summer recess, it turns to its one major task before the mid-term elections, a spending bill to avert a government shut-down.

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