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May 07, 2015

Congress Clears Budget that Locks in Sequester-Level Education Funding

The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.

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 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 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.

January 17, 2014

The Budget Deal's Teacher-Quality Programs: Winners and Losers

Find out how the federal teacher programs fared in the recently completed budget deal.

December 26, 2013

Government Shutdown Beats Ravitch, Common Core as Hottest Topics

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

U.S. House Votes to Roll Back Sequestration

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

Budget Deal Would Eliminate New Head Start Cuts, But No Added Spending Likely

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

Budget Deal Could Offer School Districts Relief from Sequestration

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

Which States Are Most Vulnerable to K-12 Sequester Cuts?

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, pinpoints the states that lean most heavily on the federal government to fund K-12 education.

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