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.
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December 10, 2014
December 09, 2014
If you were hoping that Congress would add the Education Sciences Reform Act to the list of bills it will pass during this short lame duck session, you're going to be disappointed.
December 08, 2014
The House is expected to unveil a spending bill Tuesday that could include policy riders that soften the Obama administration's school lunch regulations.
December 05, 2014
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.
December 03, 2014
The tax breaks, which would promptly expire Jan. 1, 2015, would reinstate tax breaks for some schools, teachers, and those paying tuition.
December 02, 2014
Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.
November 19, 2014
Scott may be more skeptical of test-based accountability than his predecessor, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif, an original author of the NCLB law.
November 19, 2014
In the wake of Congress's inability to update the country's immigration laws, the president plans to provide legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
November 18, 2014
After nearly four decades in Congress, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the education panel, begins his farewells and lauds the committee's soon-to-be next chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
November 17, 2014
The Child Care and Development Block grant program, which hasn't been updated since 1996, helps low-income families pay for child care.