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February 19, 2011

U.S. House Votes to Slash Current-Year Education Funding

The U.S. Department of Education would see its budget slashed by more than $5 billion under the temporary spending bill approved early this morning, which now faces a showdown in the Senate as a March 4 final passage deadline looms.

February 17, 2011

House Lawmakers Vote to Spare IDEA; Cut SIG, Teacher Money

Good news and bad news for fans of education spending. The good news: The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to restore the $557.7 million cut to special education state grants in the fiscal year 2011 spending bill now under consideration on the House floor (you know, the one that will financ...

February 15, 2011

Obama Budget Reflects ESEA Policy Priorities

Republicans are not in a spendy mood, so many of the increases in the Obama administration's fiscal year 2012 budget proposal may well be Dead On Arrival on Capitol Hill. But the budget is more than just a spending plan, it's a policy document. And some of these proposals (especially the ones tha...

February 12, 2011

House GOP Looks to Slash Education Spending

The Republican budget plan would cut U.S. Department of Education funding to $4.9 billion below the fiscal 2010 level of $63.7 billion, including cuts to special education and Pell Grants.

February 11, 2011

Duncan Offers a Sneak Peek at Obama's 2012 Budget

Look for education as a bright spot in an austere budget, and a sequel with a twist we could call Race to the Top: The Locals Strike Back

February 08, 2011

Big, Big Money Problem: Finding Funds for Pell Grants

A huge shortfall in the program to help low-income students attend college could cause aftershocks for other domestic programs, including education.

February 04, 2011

Sens. Bennet and Murray Join Team ESEA in the Senate

The two lawmakers, well known for their K-12 expertise, will take newly prominent roles in the negotiations.

January 26, 2011

Duncan, Key Senators Sing Off Same Page on ESEA Renewal

A day after the State of the Union speech, the education secretary and members of the Senate's "Big 8" on education policy say they want to move swiftly to make changes to the nine-year-old law.

January 25, 2011

State of the Union: Edu-Stars Are Special Guests

The guests in First Lady Michelle Obama's box will reinforce the themes of education and innovation.

December 23, 2010

Meet the New GOP Members of the House Education Committee

Under the new Republican majority, the panel also is going back to its previous name, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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