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August 07, 2017

Five Big Things at Stake for Educators in GOP's Quest for Tax Reform

Republicans in Congress want to get a major tax-reform package done, and if they're successful, it could have big ramifications for teachers and state and local school funding across the country.

July 25, 2017

Senator Seeks to Protect Medicaid Services for Schools in GOP Health Care Bill

Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., said Tuesday she wants to protect the GOP legislation from causing "decimating" cuts to traditional Medicaid

July 25, 2017

Don't Mourn or Applaud the End of $2 Billion in Teacher-Training Money Just Yet

How anxious or pleased should you be about the $2 billion cut to educator-training programs in the House education spending bill? Hold off before you decide.

July 13, 2017

House Lawmakers Advance Funding Bill Without Trump-DeVos Choice Programs

The legislation lawmakers discussed on Thursday differs from the Trump administration's plan in several respects, but both plans would eliminate $2 billion in aid for teacher training.

May 23, 2017

Trump Spending Plan Triggers Many Negative Reactions From K-12 World

Many responses to the fiscal 2018 budget proposal focused on plans to cut 13 percent of the Education Department's budget, eliminate or reduce programs, and increase funding for school choice.

May 23, 2017

Trump Budget Would Slash Education Dept. Spending, Boost School Choice

The president's 2018 fiscal plan would cut spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, and career and technical education, but faces an uncertain future in Congress.

May 17, 2017

School Infrastructure Spending Plan Introduced by House Democrats

The Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017 would be tailored for schools in high-poverty areas and direct money to high-speed broadband internet and school construction.

March 20, 2017

What Education Programs Could Still Be Vulnerable in Trump's Budget?

We know a few details about the White House's plans for education spending in fiscal 2018, but a fuller picture will emerge later this year.

February 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos: I'll Look for Unnecessary Programs to Cut at the Education Dept.

"We'll be examining and auditing and reviewing all of the programs," DeVos told the host of a Michigan radio program in a Tuesday interview.

February 13, 2017

Key House Lawmaker Discusses What's Next for Federal Education Funding

Last year, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., oversaw a federal spending bill for education in the House that cut the department's overall budget of $68 billion by $1.3 billion.

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