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May 08, 2009

The Dirty Dozen: Ed. Dept. Budget Cuts In-Depth

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has declared many of these programs, such as Even Start, either ineffective or not demonstrating results.

May 07, 2009

UPDATED: U.S. Department of Education Budget Numbers Are In

School districts are upset over what they see as cuts to Title I.

May 07, 2009

More Education Programs Get the Axe in Obama's Budget Proposal

The White House has announced a few more education programs that it would like to see Congress scrap in the fiscal year 2010 budget, including Civic Education and the Ready to Teach Program.

May 06, 2009

Obama's Budget Scalpel Slices Even Start

President Obama's budget to be released today will propose eliminating the $66 million Even Start family literacy program.

May 06, 2009

A Little Early Budget News on the D.C. Voucher Program

So it looks like President Obama is going to propose extending the D.C. voucher program, just for the kids currently enrolled, in his fiscal year 2010 budget, to be released tomorrow. Politically, it's probably a smart move. The administration will avoid stories and commentaries about kids, includi...

May 05, 2009

Fiscal Year 2010 Budget? Haven't We Done This Already?

President Obama's proposed federal budget, the real one, with numbers and everything this time, is likely to come out any day now. Usually, folks in Washington are on pins-and-needles waiting for this document, which lays out how much the administration thinks should be spent on federal programs. ...

March 20, 2009

South Carolina's Governor vs. Obama, the Knockout

Rebuffed a second time by the White House, Mark Sanford is now turning down $700 million in stimulus dollars, which would have been used primarily for education.

March 12, 2009

Congress Gets No Numbers from Arne Either

In a two-hour budget hearing, Duncan wouldn't budge on how much more money will be allotted to Title I or special education.

March 10, 2009

Senate Rejects Bid to Extend D.C. Voucher Program

The vote came as the Senate approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2009 that also eliminates funding for the Reading First program.

February 26, 2009

2010 Budget Proposes New Initiatives, But Few Numbers

The president is looking to expand pre-K programs, charter schools, and need-based college aid.

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