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March 24, 2019

Three Things to Watch for When DeVos Defends Trump's Budget to Congress

House Democrats, who took control of their chamber at the start of this year, will be eager to grill Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about the president's proposal to cut her budget, and more.

March 11, 2019

Here Are the 29 Education Programs Trump Wants to Eliminate

The programs Trump wants to eliminate in fiscal 2020 deal with literacy, the Special Olympics, Impact Aid, and arts education, among others, for savings of $6.7 billion.

March 11, 2019

Trump Seeks 10 Percent Cut to Education Department Aid, $5 Billion for Tax-Credit Scholarships

The president's 2020 spending plan would eliminate 29 programs, but separately would set aside $5 billion for K-12 scholarships funded by tax credits.

March 10, 2019

Four Things to Watch for in Trump's 2020 Spending Plan for Schools

Will the president again seek education spending cuts? Will a big merger idea from last summer get revived? How will Congress react? Those are a few questions heading into fiscal 2020.

March 04, 2019

Union Campaign Seeks More Money for Special Education, Disadvantaged Students

The American Federation of Teachers announced the "Fund Our Future" initiative to push for more school spending for several programs both at the federal and state levels.

February 20, 2019

Medicaid Treats Small Districts and Rural Schools Unfairly, Report Says

Medicaid spending is the third-largest source of federal funds for K-12, but a national group representing superintendents says the program can do better.

January 29, 2019

Trump Wants $5.7 Billion for a Border Wall. What Would That Buy for Schools?

Obviously, $5.7 billion is a lot of money for pretty much anybody. But what could it buy at the Education Department? We're glad you asked.

January 15, 2019

How a Prolonged Shutdown Could Threaten Child-Care Aid for the Needy

If the federal government shutdown drags on, states could find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to benefits for poor families and child-care funding.

December 26, 2018

Spending, Guns, and That DeVos Interview: 10 Big Federal Policy Stories of 2018

Relive some of our most popular and engaging stories of the year about education spending, teachers, and a certain chat between Betsy DeVos and Lesley Stahl.

December 16, 2018

End Head Start, School Lunch Programs to Cut Deficit? Federal Report Probes Options

The Congressional Budget Office's "Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028" looks at the savings from shrinking or eliminating a variety of programs, including many focused on children.

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