The latest proposal would keep things afloat for two weeks and give lawmakers a chance to continue negotiations on a bill to finance the government for the rest of fiscal year 2011.
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February 27, 2011
February 25, 2011
While a shutdown probably would not be a picnic for anyone, if the past is any guide, most school districts and states wouldn't feel an immediate pinch.
February 22, 2011
Pressure mounts on the U.S. Senate to reject current-year cuts to programs such as Head Start, Title I, and School Improvement Grants approved by the House of Representatives in the bill passed last weekend.
February 19, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
The two lawmakers, well known for their K-12 expertise, will take newly prominent roles in the negotiations.