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September 19, 2019

How Democrats and the GOP in Congress Compare on Education Funding

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

Senate Education Spending Bill Would Increase Aid for School Safety, Charters

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

By One Measure, Federal Spending on Children Has Hit a 10-Year Low

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

Don't Scrap Military School Projects to Build Border Wall, Advocacy Groups Say

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

State Spending on School Buildings Down Sharply Since Great Recession

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?

August 27, 2019

What Educators Think When They Hear the Word 'Recession'

As talk of a possible economic slump begins to gain steam, experts say another downturn probably wouldn't play out the same way for schools as the Great Recession did.

August 26, 2019

Why School-Level Numbers Matter in the K-12 Funding Fight

While many district administrators remain skeptical about the reliability of school-level finance data, a recent NCES report says a pilot project returned promising data.

August 14, 2019

Congress' Research Arm Explores Why ESSA's Spending Pilot Has Been Snubbed

The pilot was designed to let districts combine funding streams and direct more money to at-risk students. A new report explores why there's been little interest.

August 06, 2019

How Each State Distributes Money for Public Schools and At-Risk Students

All but eight states specifically address at-risk funding for students from low-income backgrounds in their funding models for public schools, according to the Education Commission of the States.

July 29, 2019

DeVos Seeks to Align Education Grants With Trump-Backed Economic Initiative

Opportunity Zones. created through the 2017 federal tax bill, have already been prioritized by Betsy DeVos when it comes to federal charter school grants. The new proposed rule could mean more federal grants prioritizes these zones.

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