This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.
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September 19, 2019
September 18, 2019
The Senate proposal, which would keep overall Education Department funding virtually flat at $71.4 billion, differs dramatically from what House Democrats passed earlier this year.
September 17, 2019
The share of the federal budget that goes towards children, including education spending, dipped to just below 2 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2018.
September 10, 2019
Education advocacy groups have panned a plan to divert money from military schools to help build a wall at the nation's southern border.
August 30, 2019
Thirty-eight states have cut school capital spending as a share of their overall economy between 2008 and 2017, an analysis finds. Who is responsible for funding the construction and equipment of America's school facilities?
August 27, 2019
As talk of a possible economic slump begins to gain steam, experts say another downturn probably wouldn't play out the same way for schools as the Great Recession did.
August 26, 2019
While many district administrators remain skeptical about the reliability of school-level finance data, a recent NCES report says a pilot project returned promising data.
August 14, 2019
The pilot was designed to let districts combine funding streams and direct more money to at-risk students. A new report explores why there's been little interest.
August 06, 2019
All but eight states specifically address at-risk funding for students from low-income backgrounds in their funding models for public schools, according to the Education Commission of the States.
July 29, 2019
Opportunity Zones. created through the 2017 federal tax bill, have already been prioritized by Betsy DeVos when it comes to federal charter school grants. The new proposed rule could mean more federal grants prioritizes these zones.