Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.
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March 24, 2020
March 17, 2020
The creation of vouchers for teachers' professional development "violates both the spirit and intent" of federal law, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. says in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
March 05, 2020
As communities around the country record new cases of coronavirus, schools are grappling with tough questions about how to respond, senators told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.
February 27, 2020
While the education secretary said traditional spending and programs in education had only produced "sad results," Democrats on a House subcommittee sharply criticized the Trump administration's approach to the budget, charter schools, and civil rights.
February 11, 2020
The Education Department programs the president wants to consolidate into a block grant deal with English-language acquisition, charter schools, after-school activities, rural education, and more.
February 10, 2020
President Donald Trump proposes shrinking U.S. Department of Education funding by nearly 8 percent, while consolidating 29 major programs including Title I into a single, $19.4 billion "Education for the Disadvantaged" block grant.
February 05, 2020
President Donald Trump is about to release his latest proposal for spending at the U.S. Department of Education.
December 20, 2019
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
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
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.