An overwhelming majority of school districts don't think they'll be able to absorb a big, blunt federal funding cut headed their way if Congress can't reach a deal on long-term spending by January 2013, according to a survey released today by the American Association of School Administrators.
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March 15, 2012
March 08, 2012
Two programs that lost funding when Congress revised its rules on earmarks, Teach for America and the National Writing Project, will get some federal money after all, under a new $24.6 million competitive program.
February 15, 2012
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to pump up the administration's proposal for a brand new $5 billion competitive grant program to get states and districts to work with teachers, unions, education schools and others to totally retool the teaching profession.
February 13, 2012
Obama is asking for $5 billion for a new competitive grant fund aimed at teacher quality, and an $850 million extension of his Race to the Top franchise. But major formula programs, such as Title I, would see flat funding, advocates say.
February 08, 2012
President Obama is expected to make some big asks on higher-education, including a Race to the Top for colleges, in his budget proposal, due out Monday.
February 07, 2012
President Obama hosts the 2nd White House science fair, and unveils some new STEM initiatives.
February 06, 2012
Congressmen John Kline and Duncan Hunter ask the IRS to craft proposed pension rules in a way that does not prevent charter school employees from taking part in state retirement plans.
December 15, 2011
Big priorities for President Barack Obama, including the administration's signature Race to the Top initiative, the Investing in Innovation grant program, and the School Improvement Grants, would continue.
December 12, 2011
Race to the Top will continue in fiscal year 2012, and for the first time it will include a district-level competition, sources say.
November 10, 2011
The Education Department has selected 23 finalists in line for a slice of $150 million in federal innovation dollars, but each must secure a private match to receive the award.