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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.

February 26, 2009

UPDATE: Budget Would Seek to Eliminate Subsidized Loans by 2010

The president's proposed 2010 budget being released today would eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan Program by 2010. That would be a huge change—the equivalent of a nuclear bomb going off in the higher education loan world.

February 25, 2009

House Passes Fiscal Year 2009 Spending Bill

Democratic leaders have been sitting on this bill for months, waiting for a Democratic president to sign it.

February 23, 2009

UPDATED: That Other Fiscal Year 2009 Spending Bill

After the excitement of the stimulus, Congress is finally getting back around to the regular budget bill for this fiscal year, which started back on Oct. 1.

December 12, 2008

Congress May Send Obama a 2009 Education Budget

Here's some potentially good news for cash-strapped school districts: It looks like Congress is going to work on a real, honest-to-goodness budget for education in fiscal year 2009, which actually began back on Oct.1. In September, Congress passed a measure extending funding for most federal progra...

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