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July 29, 2019

DeVos Seeks to Align Education Grants With Trump-Backed Economic Initiative

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.

July 14, 2019

Where's the Senate's Education Spending Bill? Will the Holdup Affect Schools?

The Senate is behind last year's schedule in moving along a bill to fund the U.S. Department of Education. Why? And when would schools start to get hurt by a broader, longer-term delay?

July 08, 2019

Schools' Top Priority for Flexible ESSA Grants Is Safer, Healthier Students

Nearly two-thirds of superintendents said using the grants to help students' welfare was "extremely important," far outpacing the share who said the same about education technology.

June 19, 2019

House Approves Record-High Spending Figure for the Education Department

Teachers' unions and school advocacy groups have applauded the House spending bill for the U.S. Department of Education. But there's a long way to go before final funding figures are set for key K-12 programs.

May 19, 2019

These Defunded Programs Highlight What Education Lobbyists Fear the Most

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' Education Plan: Unions and Desegregation Win, Charters Lose

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

Democrats Advance Bill to Spend Billions More on Schools. Is It Doomed to Fail?

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

Defying Trump, Democrats Propose $4.4 Billion Boost for Education Spending

A draft bill released by House Democrats seeks notable increases for educators' professional development, English-language learner programs, social-emotional learning, and more.

April 28, 2019

What to Watch for When House Democrats Unveil an Education Spending Bill

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 22, 2019

What Each State Will Get in Federal Title I Grants for Disadvantaged Kids Next Year

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.

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