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August 10, 2011

K-12 Advocates to Closely Follow Debt Committee

Folks have been waiting with baited breath to find out who, exactly, is on this so-called super committee. And education advocates probably broke open the champagne when they heard that Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., was going to co-chair.

July 28, 2011

Advocates Press Lawmakers on Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Education advocates are desperately scrambling to ensure that lawmakers look out for K-12 interests in a final agreement on the debt ceiling.

July 20, 2011

How Fallout From the Debt Debate Could Affect Education

Tough spending choices could be in store for states and districts on K-12 education if Congress and President Obama fail to reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling--and even if they do.

May 12, 2011

House Panel Could Propose Elimination of 40+ Programs

The House Education and the Workforce Committee is putting the finishing touches on a bill that could eliminate more than 40 programs, advocates say.

April 14, 2011

Congress Gives Final Approval to 2011 Budget Agreement

The package cuts more than $1 billion from the U.S. Department of Education's budget along with a number of programs, while extending Race to the Top, and sheltering programs such as special education and Title I grants to districts.

April 13, 2011

NEA, Education Organizations Urge 'No' Vote on Budget Bill

Education organizations oppose spending cuts and boost for District of Columbia voucher program.

April 12, 2011

More Details Emerge About Race to the Top 2.0

The U.S. Department of Education could fund already-submitted applications and would give priority to early education under the legislation working its way through Congress.

April 12, 2011

Spending Bill Slashes Tech., Literacy, but Has Bright Spots

The long-awaited spending bill to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year eliminates a number of education programs.

April 11, 2011

Race to the Top 2.0 May Be On

The latest federal budget deal, which still needs to be approved, would include $700 million for a new Race to the Top program.

April 08, 2011

Shutdown Plan: Stimulus Audits, Student Loans Will Go On

If the government shuts down, the Education Department will keep 271 employees working next week—mostly those who are responsible for student loans and auditing stimulus spending, according to a new contingency plan.

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