A House bill with deep cuts to education and a Senate measure with modest increases both fail, sending lawmakers back to the drawing board.
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March 09, 2011
March 08, 2011
The president plans to tout his administration's $90 million plan to create a new education research initiative modeled after DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
March 04, 2011
The Senate Democrats' bill would provide slight increases for Head Start and Title I grants to districts, a sharp contrast to the House bill, which would cut education.
March 03, 2011
The stopgap federal spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law yesterday almost certainly spells the end of federal funding for more than a dozen education programs.
March 02, 2011
Reading programs take a hard hit in the bill keeping the federal government open until March 18 while Congress hammers out a budget for the rest of the fiscal year.
March 01, 2011
The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would keep the lights on at the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies for the next two weeks, but also cut spending on some programs.
February 27, 2011
The latest proposal would keep things afloat for two weeks and give lawmakers a chance to continue negotiations on a bill to finance the government for the rest of fiscal year 2011.
February 25, 2011
While a shutdown probably would not be a picnic for anyone, if the past is any guide, most school districts and states wouldn't feel an immediate pinch.
February 22, 2011
Pressure mounts on the U.S. Senate to reject current-year cuts to programs such as Head Start, Title I, and School Improvement Grants approved by the House of Representatives in the bill passed last weekend.
February 19, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education would see its budget slashed by more than $5 billion under the temporary spending bill approved early this morning, which now faces a showdown in the Senate as a March 4 final passage deadline looms.