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April 01, 2018

Mega Millions Winner Gets $521 Million. How Far Would That Go for Schools?

What could $521 million buy you at the U.S. Department of Education, or outside the Beltway? Lots of money to pay teachers, for one thing.

March 23, 2018

President Trump Signs Spending Bill That Includes Billions More for Education

President Donald Trump signed into law spending legislation that provides a significant funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education.

March 22, 2018

Congress Wants a Record High for Education Spending. But That's Only on Paper

Congress has rebuffed President Donald Trump's proposed budget cut for fiscal 2018, and instead wants to spend $70.9 billion on the Education Department. But don't read too much into that number.

March 21, 2018

Federal Spending Bill Would Boost Education Aid, Reject Trump Choice Push

The omnibus spending bill rejects the Trump administration's request to eliminate funding for educator development and after-school programs. It rejects virtually all of the administration's school choice proposals.

March 20, 2018

Betsy DeVos Fights Dems on Vouchers, Safety, Civil Rights in Budget Hearing

"President Trump is committed to reducing the federal footprint in education, and that is reflected in this budget," Secretary of Education DeVos told members of a key House subcommittee.

March 18, 2018

Betsy DeVos Is About to Defend Her Budget. Keep These Three Things in Mind

On Tuesday morning, DeVos will pitch the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education to the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal money for K-12.

February 13, 2018

How Would Trump's Latest Proposed School Choice Initiative Work?

Once again, the Trump administration has made expanded school choice the signature initiative in its education budget proposal. But the details in the fiscal 2019 spending blueprint deserve some clarification.

February 12, 2018

Trump Seeks to Cut Education Budget by 5 Percent, Expand School Choice Push

The president wants $1 billion for new public and private school choice programs, but also wants to eliminate Title II and after-school programs, in his fiscal 2019 budget pitch.

January 23, 2018

Education Funding Advocates Fear Federal School Aid Will Lose Out

Funding for the U.S. Department of Education could go up in a final fiscal 2018 budget deal, but education funding advocates are worried that K-12 and other domestic programs could lose out to defense spending.

November 30, 2017

How Yet Another Government Shutdown Showdown Could Impact Schools

If lawmakers don't take some kind of action by Dec. 8, major parts of the government—including the U.S. Department of Education—will grind to a halt.

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