Hundreds of districts are still climbing out of the recession but many more may decide to boost teachers' pay, pay down debt or address deferred maintenance costs.
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June 13, 2019
June 05, 2019
Months after a teacher strike in Los Angeles, voters defeated a measure that would have put millions of dollars into the city's school system.
May 19, 2019
It's appropriations season on Capitol Hill, and House Democrats want to spend billions more on schools. But that doesn't mean all the golden oldies are on the way back into spending bills.
May 18, 2019
Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.
May 08, 2019
A spending bill that would provide nearly $76 billion to the U.S. Department of Education was approved by a key House committee on Wednesday.
April 29, 2019
A draft bill released by House Democrats seeks notable increases for educators' professional development, English-language learner programs, social-emotional learning, and more.
April 29, 2019
For some time, Washington observers have thought Democrats and Trump might team up to push through an infrastructure spending bill. But so far, it hasn't materialized.
April 28, 2019
Last month, House Democrats blasted President Donald Trump's proposal to cut 10 percent from the Education Department's budget and eliminate more than two dozen programs. Now its their turn with the budget.
April 24, 2019
Rural communities with major connectivity issues: Looking to upgrade your broadband? The U.S. Department of Agriculture may have a grant and loan program for you.
April 22, 2019
Federal Title I aid to districts for disadvantaged students has grown under the Trump administration, but not all states are benefiting equally from the growth, or seeing more money at all.