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Budget Request Again Proposes Consolidation of Teacher Programs

On the teacher quality front, the Obama administration's fiscal 2012 budget proposal looks very similar to its request last year, which never got enacted.

It would combine a number of smaller teacher quality allotments into three new competitive grants, and supplement that funding by shifting about $400 million from the Title II teacher quality state formula grant into the new funds.

Alyson Klein has the full budget picture for you at Politics K-12.

Read all about the details in my story on last year's budget proposal—the contours of this year's debate are likely to be very similar, though Democrats already have their hands full fighting off a Republican plan to scale back overall education aid for fiscal 2011.

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