The bill funding the U.S. Department of Education signed by President Donald Trump marks the third straight time he has unsuccessfully sought to cut the department's overall budget.
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December 20, 2019
December 17, 2019
Federal lawmakers have struck a spending deal that would boost funding for the U.S. Department of Education to $72.8 billion, but ignores Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' Education Freedom Scholarship proposal.
December 16, 2019
Federal education spending has far-reaching consequences beyond just the programs it supports, but districts often don't exercise freedom they have over the money, a new report says.
November 19, 2019
Public comments praised and criticized proposed changes to the massive trove of civil rights data the U.S. Department of Education collects from every public school in the country.
November 05, 2019
Schools that have welcomed students relocating from Puerto Rico after devastating storms in 2017 are not receiving their fair share of federal aid, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers says.
September 19, 2019
This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.
September 18, 2019
The Senate proposal, which would keep overall Education Department funding virtually flat at $71.4 billion, differs dramatically from what House Democrats passed earlier this year.
September 17, 2019
The share of the federal budget that goes towards children, including education spending, dipped to just below 2 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2018.
September 10, 2019
Education advocacy groups have panned a plan to divert money from military schools to help build a wall at the nation's southern border.
August 30, 2019
Thirty-eight states have cut school capital spending as a share of their overall economy between 2008 and 2017, an analysis finds. Who is responsible for funding the construction and equipment of America's school facilities?