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February 11, 2009

UPDATE: Stimulus Deal, But Waiting for Details

Still being sorted out is exactly how much money is going to school modernization and state budget stabilization funds.

February 11, 2009

The Makings of a Stimulus Deal

School construction funds and increased education aid to states were still in play as congressional negotiators worked on a compromise for the economic stimulus bill.

February 11, 2009

The GOP Governors' Stimulus Divide

The Great GOP Divide among governors was on display yesterday as Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appeared with President Obama during a pep-rally stop in the Sunshine State to tout the economic stimulus package. Florida's schools have been among the hardest hit across the country as cuts hav...

February 10, 2009

UPDATED: Senate Passes Slimmed-Down Stimulus

The bill, which would provide some $80 billion for education programs, now goes to conference with a House version that would include $140 billion for schools and colleges

February 09, 2009

Obama: Education Money Must Come With Reform

As Congress is poised to spend at least $80 billion on education programs—and possibly much more—President Barack Obama said that more money for schools must be followed by more reform.

February 09, 2009

Updated: Moderates' Amendment Scales Back Some Education Spending

The Senate's original bill would have provided between $120 billion and $140 billion for education. The amendment would dial that back to about $80 billion.

February 06, 2009

Possible Senate Deal on Stimulus

Rumor has it that, compared with the original Senate version, the deal now on the table would sizably scale back increases to education.

February 05, 2009

Moderate Plan Would Slash Education Funding

I've heard from folks up on the Hill that an amendment to be introduced by Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, could significantly scale back the nearly $140 billion education funding in the Senate's version of the proposed economic stimulus package. The items targeted include at...

February 03, 2009

UPDATED: Obama to 2nd Graders: What Does S-T-I-M-U-L-U-S Spell?

President Obama continued his pitch for the economic stimulus package today, even as the Senate debates the future of this mega-billion-dollar package. His audience this afternoon, in addition to the media, was a class of 2nd graders at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington. (This, by th...

February 03, 2009

Senators Tussle Over the Stimulus Funds

It's a busy day on the North side of the Capitol. The Senate is debating its $888 billion version of the economic stimulus package, with an eye towards passing it by the end of the week and getting it to President Barack Obama for his signature And former Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.C., pulled himself ...

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