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.
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April 16, 2015
March 17, 2015
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 04, 2015
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.
January 17, 2014
Find out how the federal teacher programs fared in the recently completed budget deal.
December 26, 2013
The federal government shutdown, rewriting NCLB, Race to the Top, and the "fiscal cliff" were among the most popular topics on this blog in 2013.
December 12, 2013
The vote puts school districts and early-childhood education programs one step closer to getting some relief from the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration.
December 11, 2013
The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.
December 10, 2013
A federal spending plan unveiled Tuesday night would leave the door open for lawmakers to boost spending on disadvantaged children and students in special education.
November 21, 2013
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, pinpoints the states that lean most heavily on the federal government to fund K-12 education.
November 12, 2013
Education advocates continue to see the next few weeks as a crucial crunch-time when it comes to putting an end to the 5 percent sequestration cuts.