If lawmakers don't take some kind of action by Dec. 8, major parts of the government—including the U.S. Department of Education—will grind to a halt.
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November 30, 2017
November 09, 2017
A national teachers' union says the House bill would jeopardize nearly $250 billion in education funding over the next decade, but the Senate bill could put even more pressure on revenue for schools.
November 02, 2017
The bill would let families use up to $10,000 from 529 college savings plans for K-12 expenses, including private school tuition, but would scrap state and local income and sales tax deductions.
September 28, 2017
The Republican framework for tax reform reportedly calls for the elimination of the state and local deduction available to taxpayers.
September 27, 2017
The GOP's "Unified Framework for Fixing a Broken Tax Code" does not mention any tax credit for donations to groups sponsoring scholarships to private schools.
September 20, 2017
Like previous recent efforts to overhaul health care and ditch Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation would significantly impact the $4 billion in Medicaid money schools receive annually.
September 14, 2017
The House of Representatives voted to cut about 3.5 percent from the U.S. Department of Education's budget on Thursday, although the Senate's funding bill would cut less and take a different approach in several respects.
September 14, 2017
House lawmakers voted to boost funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by $100 million during debate over the House education funding bill for the next fiscal year.
August 23, 2017
The federal voucher program is getting "stiff competition" from the city's charters and from rapidly improving public schools, a report from the think tank FutureED reports.
August 21, 2017
What does a potential game of chicken over raising the federal debt ceiling mean for education? There are a host of politically complicated issues attached to the nation's borrowing limit.