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June 13, 2019

Districts Could Get $14 Billion More This Fall. Here Are Five Ways They Might Spend It

Hundreds of districts are still climbing out of the recession but many more may decide to boost teachers' pay, pay down debt or address deferred maintenance costs.

June 05, 2019

Los Angeles Voters Say No to Tax Hike That Would Fund Schools, Teacher Pay Raises

Months after a teacher strike in Los Angeles, voters defeated a measure that would have put millions of dollars into the city's school system.

May 19, 2019

These Defunded Programs Highlight What Education Lobbyists Fear the Most

It's appropriations season on Capitol Hill, and House Democrats want to spend billions more on schools. But that doesn't mean all the golden oldies are on the way back into spending bills.

May 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Education Plan: Unions and Desegregation Win, Charters Lose

Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.

May 08, 2019

Democrats Advance Bill to Spend Billions More on Schools. Is It Doomed to Fail?

A spending bill that would provide nearly $76 billion to the U.S. Department of Education was approved by a key House committee on Wednesday.

April 29, 2019

Defying Trump, Democrats Propose $4.4 Billion Boost for Education Spending

A draft bill released by House Democrats seeks notable increases for educators' professional development, English-language learner programs, social-emotional learning, and more.

April 29, 2019

Pelosi, Schumer Pitch for Infrastructure Spending Includes Schools

For some time, Washington observers have thought Democrats and Trump might team up to push through an infrastructure spending bill. But so far, it hasn't materialized.

April 28, 2019

What to Watch for When House Democrats Unveil an Education Spending Bill

Last month, House Democrats blasted President Donald Trump's proposal to cut 10 percent from the Education Department's budget and eliminate more than two dozen programs. Now its their turn with the budget.

April 24, 2019

New $600 Million Federal Program Targets Tech Needs of Rural Areas

Rural communities with major connectivity issues: Looking to upgrade your broadband? The U.S. Department of Agriculture may have a grant and loan program for you.

April 22, 2019

What Each State Will Get in Federal Title I Grants for Disadvantaged Kids Next Year

Federal Title I aid to districts for disadvantaged students has grown under the Trump administration, but not all states are benefiting equally from the growth, or seeing more money at all.

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