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March 04, 2015

Stand-Off Over Spending Levels for Federal Education Programs Begins

Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.

March 02, 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Appoints New Head of Philly School Commission

The move comes nearly two weeks after the commission approved five of 39 applications for new charter schools. The governor wanted all the applications denied.

February 05, 2015

U.S. Department of Education Remakes School Improvement Grant Program

States can cook up their own turnaround interventions for low-performing schools using federal SIG dollars and submit them to the U.S. Secretary of Education for approval.

February 02, 2015

White House Budget Proposal Continues Early-Childhood Efforts

The Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2016 includes a number of initiatives aimed at families and children up to age 5.

February 02, 2015

Obama Budget Seeks Boosts for Early Ed., High Schools, Technology

The fiscal year 2016 budget request of $70.7 billion for the U.S. Department of Education also would include increases for teacher-quality programs and civil rights enforcement.

January 22, 2015

White House Pitches Competitive Grant Program Aimed at Improving Child Care

The Obama administration wants to expand eligibility for child-care programs and bolster quality.

December 15, 2014

Congress Tweaks School Improvement Grants, i3 in Spending Bill

Lawmakers want the School Improvement Grant program to be more flexible for states. And they want to see the Investing in Innovation grant program focused on high schools.

December 10, 2014

White House Kicks Off Summit on Early-Childhood Education

Early childhood education may be a bipartisan issue across the country, but the federal government can't seem to match that momentum, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

December 10, 2014

Spending Bill Would Fund Preschool Grants, But Not Race to Top

Overall, the U.S. Department of Education would be funded to the tune of $70.5 billion, a slight $133 million decrease from fiscal 2014.

December 05, 2014

What Does Congress's Budget Squabble Mean for Education?

The current spending bill is set to expire next week, and lawmakers have yet to agree on how to keep the government up and running.

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