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December 20, 2019

Trump Signs Education Spending Bill That Funds 29 Programs He Sought to Abolish

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.

December 17, 2019

Congress Mostly Snubs DeVos Agenda in Deal Increasing Education Spending

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

How Washington Could Help Schools Use Federal Money More Freely

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 05, 2019

Lawmakers Seek Funding Fix to Help Students Who've Left Puerto Rico

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

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.

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.

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.

July 14, 2019

Where's the Senate's Education Spending Bill? Will the Holdup Affect Schools?

The Senate is behind last year's schedule in moving along a bill to fund the U.S. Department of Education. Why? And when would schools start to get hurt by a broader, longer-term delay?

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