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July 24, 2009

Education Budget Bill Clears House

The Obama administration gave a thumbs up to the increase for the Teacher Incentive Fund, and a thumbs down to lawmakers' decision not to boost funding for the Title I school improvement grants by $1 billion.

July 17, 2009

Markup Watch: Not Many Changes Likely to Ed. Bill

Relax, Teacher Incentive Fund fans: It doesn't look like the full House Appropriations Committee is going to make major changes to that education spending bill approved last week by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The House ...

June 03, 2009

Senators Grill Duncan on Obama's Budget Proposal

A key senator told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning that he’s not a fan of the Obama administration’s proposal to shift $1 billion out of Title I grants for districts into the separate Title I school improvement program.

June 03, 2009

Arne Duncan Is on the Hill Talking Budget

The U.S. Secretary of Education is briefing congressional appropriations committees on the Obama administration's spending plan.

May 14, 2009

House Dems Still Pushing on School Facilities

The House approved a school facilities bill today, but the real test for the program is in the Senate.

May 12, 2009

Feds Stake Out 'Major' Commitment to High School Reform

The $50 million high school initiative in Obama's budget is a "down payment" on future commitments, said a key education voice at OMB.

May 11, 2009

Arne Duncan Focuses on the Lowest Performing Schools

The education secretary seems intent on seeing 5,000 of the nation's worst schools closed and reopened within five years.

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.

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