President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his fiscal year 2016 budget request will include a 7 percent hike in spending above the funding limits that Congress set back in 2011.
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January 30, 2015
January 13, 2015
The forthcoming budget proposal will include $2.7 billion in increased federal K-12 spending, including $1 billion for Title I grants that fund districts with large numbers of low-income students.
December 15, 2014
Lawmakers want the School Improvement Grant program to be more flexible for states. And they want to see the Investing in Innovation grant program focused on high schools.
December 10, 2014
Overall, the U.S. Department of Education would be funded to the tune of $70.5 billion, a slight $133 million decrease from fiscal 2014.
December 05, 2014
The current spending bill is set to expire next week, and lawmakers have yet to agree on how to keep the government up and running.
November 04, 2014
With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.
October 28, 2014
None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.
October 07, 2014
As much as 30 percent of school vouchers go unused from the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarships Program, which has been at the heart of federal fiscal battles.
September 08, 2014
With Congress back from its annual summer recess, it turns to its one major task before the mid-term elections, a spending bill to avert a government shut-down.
July 31, 2014
The person best positioned to make an educated guess on that question is Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate education committee. Alexander is the likeliest candidate to take over the helm of the Senate education committee if the chamber flips to GOP control in the fall.