HOUSE PASSES EDUCATION SPENDING BILL, SENATE ACTION NOT EXPECTED UNTIL JANUARY: 4.8 Percent Increase for Education is Smallest in Eight Years ArticleDecember 10, 2003
On Dec. 8, the House of Representatives approved a seven-bill omnibus appropriations package that would increase fiscal 2004 education spending by $2.6 billion
Investing in educational interventions that raise student achievement and attainment produces significant returns-for individuals and society.
With states collectively facing the worst budget crisis since World War II, most state officials think they're facing the worst of times.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOSTS HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE: Paige Offers Strong Rhetoric, But No New Initiatives ArticleOctober 20, 2003
Unless improvements are made, American students will not be competitive with students in other countries, dooming future generations to less opportunity, greater levels of poverty, and further disparities in health status.
Over the last several months, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R) has traveled throughout the state to promote his $1.2 billion tax increase. He promoted it as a way not only resolve the state's fiscal crisis, but also to shift the tax burden from the poor to the rich, and to improve public education in Alabama.
EDUCATION FUNDING BILL PASSES SENATE: Bill Provides Smallest Increase for Education in Eight Years ArticleSeptember 22, 2003
After successfully fighting back most Democratic amendments to add more money for education, the Senate passed a Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill that would provide only a 5 percent increase over last year.
REP. JACKSON TOUTS EDUCATION AS A HUMAN RIGHT: Constitutional Amendment Would Ensure Quality Education for All Students ArticleDecember 25, 2002
In a recent speech at Brown University, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) made his case for a constitutional amendment that would guarantee quality public education and health care for every United States citizen.
STATE BUDGET CUTS CONTINUE TO AFFECT EDUCATION: Colorado Education Officials Told to Expect Funding Cuts ArticleNovember 25, 2002
In mid-November, the school finance chief for the Colorado Department of Education warned Colorado school districts that mid-year budget cuts in education are very possible as the state struggles to eliminate a $388 million shortfall.
As a result of Republican wins in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, several changes are forthcoming in the makeup of party leadership and Committee Chairmen.
Two new reports from the College Board indicate that the recent economic downturn and tightening state budgets have forced many colleges to raise revenue though increases in tuition and fees.