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July 29, 2015

'Technical Issues' Delay Pay for Detroit School Employees

A district spokeswoman said the delay was not related to whether the district had enough money to cover payroll.

July 01, 2015

Will Wisc. Lawmakers Let Home-School Students Play District Sports?

A measure in Wisconsin's proposed K-12 budget would allow home-school students to play sports on public school teams.

June 17, 2015

House Appropriators Prepare Fiscal 2016 Education Spending Bill for Markup

The subcommittee markup is the first to occur in more than three years, as Congress has been dysfunctional in its ability to draft fiscal year spending bills.

June 15, 2015

Education Department to Congress: We Need to Hire More Employees

The Education Department's budget pitch for the next fiscal year includes a request for more money for departmental management, in light of fewer full-time employees and a growing workload.

May 15, 2015

N.Y.C. Restores After-School Funds, Cuts Millions for Summer Programs

Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

April 16, 2015

Arne Duncan Talks K-12 Cuts, Early Ed. at Senate Hearing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warned lawmakers that cuts to education programs could hurt efforts to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged children.

March 26, 2015

Education Amendments Abound in Senate Budget 'Vote-a-Rama'

Senators plan to offer amendments on a range of education policies, including the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and student loans, to name a few.

March 18, 2015

Senate Budget Blueprint Thin on Education Policy, Funding Details

The U.S. Senate's fiscal 2016 budget proposal would fund the federal government to the tune of $493 billion, keeping in place the across-the-board spending caps under sequestration.

March 17, 2015

House Budget, Short on Education Details, Would Lock In Sequester

The House Republican spending plan includes $493 billion for discretionary spending across the federal government and would make $5.5 trillion in spending reductions in the next 10 years.

March 16, 2015

Graduation Gap Between White, Minority Students is Narrowing, But Persistent

Graduation rates for black students in the 2012-13 school year was 70.7 percent and for Hispanic students was 75.2 percent, but white and Asian/Pacific Islander students still out-performed both other groups.

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