Once again, the Trump administration has made expanded school choice the signature initiative in its education budget proposal. But the details in the fiscal 2019 spending blueprint deserve some clarification.
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February 13, 2018
February 12, 2018
The president wants $1 billion for new public and private school choice programs, but also wants to eliminate Title II and after-school programs, in his fiscal 2019 budget pitch.
January 23, 2018
Funding for the U.S. Department of Education could go up in a final fiscal 2018 budget deal, but education funding advocates are worried that K-12 and other domestic programs could lose out to defense spending.
November 30, 2017
If lawmakers don't take some kind of action by Dec. 8, major parts of the government—including the U.S. Department of Education—will grind to a halt.
November 09, 2017
A national teachers' union says the House bill would jeopardize nearly $250 billion in education funding over the next decade, but the Senate bill could put even more pressure on revenue for schools.
November 02, 2017
The bill would let families use up to $10,000 from 529 college savings plans for K-12 expenses, including private school tuition, but would scrap state and local income and sales tax deductions.
September 28, 2017
The Republican framework for tax reform reportedly calls for the elimination of the state and local deduction available to taxpayers.
September 27, 2017
The GOP's "Unified Framework for Fixing a Broken Tax Code" does not mention any tax credit for donations to groups sponsoring scholarships to private schools.
September 20, 2017
Like previous recent efforts to overhaul health care and ditch Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation would significantly impact the $4 billion in Medicaid money schools receive annually.
September 14, 2017
The House of Representatives voted to cut about 3.5 percent from the U.S. Department of Education's budget on Thursday, although the Senate's funding bill would cut less and take a different approach in several respects.