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January 30, 2009

Harkin Responds to Criticism of Senate Stimulus

Is the Senate stimulus anti-ed reform? Mike Petrilli thinks so, but Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who oversees the subcommittee that crafts education spending bills, indicates that's not the case. The bill doesn't include the $200 million for the Teacher Incentive Fund grants, $250 million for state d...

January 28, 2009

House Passes Stimulus With No GOP Support

The House of Representatives just passed its version of the stimulus package, which would provide some $120 billion for education programs, by a vote of 244-188. There weren't any significant changes to the education provisions in the bill, a Democratic congressional staffer told me. We wrote about ...

January 28, 2009

Miller on the Stimulus

As the House of Representatives debated the $825 billion stimulus measure, which members are expected to vote on tonight, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, held a conference call with reporters to talk about the money for education in the stimulus...

January 27, 2009

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Stimulus

The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved some $125 billion on education programs as part of a mammoth $825 billion economic stimulus package. The bill was approved on a 21-9 vote, with some more moderate Republicans crossing over to vote with the Democrats. Other GOP lawmakers, however, ...

January 25, 2009

Senate Stimulus Is Similar to House on Education

The bill would provide about $125 billion for education programs.

January 21, 2009

Will the Federal Stimulus Really Stimulate?

I'm sitting in the House Appropriations Committee's markup on the $825 billion federal stimulus package and it looks like it's going to be a very late evening. Republicans say they are concerned about how quickly the legislation is being pushed through. They say there hasn't been much bipartisan c...

January 16, 2009

Education Is a Surprise Big Winner in the Stimulus

Even though schools didn't get much play in the campaign, the incoming administration and the new Congress seem to see education as a priority.

January 15, 2009

Money, Money, Money

The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released its stimulus package today. And education programs are a big winner: Hot off the presses, here's a copy of the House Education and Labor Committee's release on the education section of the bill: EDUCATION FOR THE 21st CENTURY We will p...

January 14, 2009

Stimulus Update

For those wishing and hoping for some federal aid for schools in the stimulus package, it looks like your prayers may be answered, at least in part. There's going to be an $80 billion fund, the majority of which will be earmarked specifically for education, Democratic congressional staff say. It's ...

December 15, 2008

Schools' Infrastructure Wish List

School administrators have identified about $11 billion in ready-to-go construction projects should Congress pass a federal stimulus package focused on infrastructure. The survey of nearly 800 administrators in 48 states, conducted by the American Association of School Administrators and released t...

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