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April 04, 2018

'Hail Mary' Budget Move Could Throw Federal Education Spending Into Question

Trump has reportedly discussed with House Republican leaders the idea of effectively cutting some spending out of the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill he signed late last month.

April 02, 2018

Digging Deeper Into That $300 Million Increase in Federal Aid for Poor Students

The biggest federal pot of cash earmarked for K-12, Title I gets $15.8 billion in the recently approved fiscal 2018 budget. But how exactly will that increase work?

April 02, 2018

Meet the Only K-12 Education Program to Get Cut in the Spending Bill Trump Signed

The new federal spending levels approved by President Donald Trump include a $2.6 billion boost for the U.S. Department of Education. But what's the story behind that number?

April 01, 2018

Mega Millions Winner Gets $521 Million. How Far Would That Go for Schools?

What could $521 million buy you at the U.S. Department of Education, or outside the Beltway? Lots of money to pay teachers, for one thing.

March 28, 2018

Here's How Changes to the U.S. Census Could Impact Education Funding

A change in the once-a-decade U.S. Census announced this week by the Trump administration highlights the role census information plays into education funding in Washington and elsewhere.

March 23, 2018

President Trump Signs Spending Bill That Includes Billions More for Education

President Donald Trump signed into law spending legislation that provides a significant funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education.

March 22, 2018

Congress Wants a Record High for Education Spending. But That's Only on Paper

Congress has rebuffed President Donald Trump's proposed budget cut for fiscal 2018, and instead wants to spend $70.9 billion on the Education Department. But don't read too much into that number.

March 21, 2018

Federal Spending Bill Would Boost Education Aid, Reject Trump Choice Push

The omnibus spending bill rejects the Trump administration's request to eliminate funding for educator development and after-school programs. It rejects virtually all of the administration's school choice proposals.

March 20, 2018

Betsy DeVos Fights Dems on Vouchers, Safety, Civil Rights in Budget Hearing

"President Trump is committed to reducing the federal footprint in education, and that is reflected in this budget," Secretary of Education DeVos told members of a key House subcommittee.

March 18, 2018

Betsy DeVos Is About to Defend Her Budget. Keep These Three Things in Mind

On Tuesday morning, DeVos will pitch the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education to the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal money for K-12.

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