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.
The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.
Amy McIntosh, who is currently the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, will help fill his role.
House Republican leaders delayed a vote on rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act Friday. So is an NCLB update all-dead for the year, or only mostly dead?
It's possible that leaders will find the votes to pass the bill next week—but if they don't the bid to update the NCLB law this year could be in serious trouble.
House leaders may hold off on a final vote on a Republican-backed bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law, amid pushback from powerful GOP lobbying groups
The chamber will reconvene again Friday morning to consider three additional amendments, including one that would wholesale replace the measure with a Democratic version, before holding a final vote on the entire bill.
The House rules committee will allow 44 of the 125 amendments filed to the GOP-backed rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act to be debated Thursday.
There was never a doubt that the administration was going to threaten to veto this bill. The big question is whether lawmakers in the Senate can produce a bipartisan product that can actually get some support from Obama.
Republicans who don't think the House No Child Left Behind Act rewrite goes far enough in restoring education decisions to the states could gum up the works in floor debate.