The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.
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March 03, 2015
February 05, 2015
States can cook up their own turnaround interventions for low-performing schools using federal SIG dollars and submit them to the U.S. Secretary of Education for approval.
February 02, 2015
The fiscal year 2016 budget request of $70.7 billion for the U.S. Department of Education also would include increases for teacher-quality programs and civil rights enforcement.
January 30, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.