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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.

November 06, 2014

Twenty-Six Applicants Poised to Win Investing in Innovation Grants

Now that Republicans have taken control of both chambers of Congress, this could very well be the last year of the Investing in Innovation program.

October 20, 2014

Two Decades After Landmark Spending Bill, Mass. Seeks Review of K-12 Budget

For the first time in about 15 years, Massachusetts lawmakers will formally review the state's landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 to consider significant changes to how school funding works.

July 23, 2014

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill

It's unlikely Congress will pass a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 before the end of this fiscal year, despite lawmakers' insistence they would.

July 09, 2014

Where Are the Nation's 'Most Productive' School Districts?

Reports from a progressive think tank suggest changes in state policy could help districts get more bang for their buck.

July 03, 2014

Rural Districts Have 'Extreme' Differences in Needs, Spending

A newspaper's examination of spending among six rural districts in Minnesota and North Dakota showed that transportation costs, among other budget items, varied widely.

June 17, 2014

Approved Calif. Budget Includes More Common-Core Funding, Pre-K Expansion

There's significantly higher funding for career education, early learning, and the common-core transition in the budget Golden State lawmakers passed June 15.

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