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February 17, 2011

House Lawmakers Vote to Spare IDEA; Cut SIG, Teacher Money

Good news and bad news for fans of education spending. The good news: The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to restore the $557.7 million cut to special education state grants in the fiscal year 2011 spending bill now under consideration on the House floor (you know, the one that will financ...

February 15, 2011

Obama Budget Reflects ESEA Policy Priorities

Republicans are not in a spendy mood, so many of the increases in the Obama administration's fiscal year 2012 budget proposal may well be Dead On Arrival on Capitol Hill. But the budget is more than just a spending plan, it's a policy document. And some of these proposals (especially the ones tha...

February 11, 2011

Duncan Offers a Sneak Peek at Obama's 2012 Budget

Look for education as a bright spot in an austere budget, and a sequel with a twist we could call Race to the Top: The Locals Strike Back

December 21, 2010

Congress Approves Bill Flat Funding K-12 Until March 4

A new, more conservative Congress will get to set 2011 spending levels for K-12 programs.

December 20, 2010

Federal Budget Update: K-12 Funding to Stay Flat—For Now

Federal education programs will be frozen until March 4 under a budget deal up for a vote this week, and next year a new, more conservative Congress will set spending levels for K-12.

December 17, 2010

Senate Pulls Spending Bill With Money for Early Ed, i3

Senate leaders' decision to stop action on a big giant spending bill could spell flat funding for most federal programs, including Title I and special education, until a new Congress is in place.

December 16, 2010

Changes for TIF, School Improvement Grants in Spending Bill

The Teacher Incentive Fund and the School Improvement Grant program would see some tweaks under the giant spending bill under consideration in the Senate.

December 14, 2010

Senate Proposes Money for Race to Top, i3, Early-Learning Fund

The Senate's version of a spending bill for fiscal year 2011 includes some surprising increases for education and goes beyond what the House of Representatives is considering.

December 08, 2010

House Dems Include Money for Race to the Top 2.0 in Giant Spending Bill

Leaders in the Democratic-for-now House of Representatives have included $550 million to extend the Race to the Top program in a big, giant spending bill that finances most government programs at last year's levels until Sept. 30.

December 07, 2010

White House Pushes for Race to Top 2.0 in Budget Talks

As lawmakers struggle to complete some sort of spending plan, the administration is pushing lawmakers for another year of Race to the Top.

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