After the stimulus windfall, Congress is looking at modest overall increases for education spending.
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July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009
A CBO new estimate, requested by Sen. Judd Gregg, a Republican from New Hampshire, shows that there may be a lot less money to spend on early childhood education than originally predicted.
July 21, 2009
Title I districts would get grants of at least $5,000 under the proposal to use for projects that meet environmental standards.
July 17, 2009
Relax, Teacher Incentive Fund fans: It doesn't look like the full House Appropriations Committee is going to make major changes to that education spending bill approved last week by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The House ...
July 14, 2009
Projected savings from changes in the student loan program would shake loose $10 billion in the area of early childhood.
July 10, 2009
But President Obama's proposal to redirect some Title I money to the school improvement program is rejected.
July 09, 2009
By guest blogger Erik Robelen: Not only is there a new ranking Republican on the House education committee, Republicans now are getting a new staff director for the panel, Barrett Karr, who brings experience both in Congress and in the George W. Bush White House. Rep. John Kline, of Minnesota, the ...
June 25, 2009
The brand-new top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, Rep. John Kline of Minnesota, said this morning that he's not wedded to the idea that states should test their students in reading and math once a year in grades 3-8. In fact, he thinks that states should get to decide how ...
June 22, 2009
Steve Barr says he'll be talking with Chancellor Michelle Rhee about bringing his model for small high schools to the District of Columbia.
June 17, 2009
Rep. John Kline of Minnesota is the new top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee. Kline wasn't in Congress back in 2001, when lawmakers approved the No Child Left Behind Act, so it's unclear whether he would have supported the legislation. But, unlike Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon...