Total discretionary federal spending would fall by approximately $30 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 compared to FY 2011 under spending allocations announced on May 11 by the House Appropriations Committee.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will receive $45.4 billion in discretionary federal funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 based on the spending plan that ED submitted to Congress last week.
WINNING THE FUTURE: New White House Report Stresses Importance of Better Educational Outcomes for Latino Students to Nation’s Future Success ArticleMay 02, 2011
The nation cannot achieve President Obama’s goal of the United States having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020 without strengthening and expanding educational opportunities for all Latino students.
FY 2011 SPENDING DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE: Pressure Mounts as April 8 Deadline Approaches and Possibility of Government Shutdown Increases ArticleApril 05, 2011
The possibility of a government shutdown is becoming more likely after negotiations between House Republicans and Senate Democrats appeared to break down on a spending bill that would fund the government through the rest of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, which ends on September 30.
OBAMA SETS TIMELINE FOR NCLB REVAMP: President Calls on Congress to Send Him an Education Reform Bill “Before the Next School Year Begins” ArticleMarch 22, 2011
During a March 14 speech at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia, President Obama outlined several fixes to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and called on Congress to send him a bill that reforms the law before the start of the next school year.
HOUSE PASSES FY 2011 SPENDING BILL: Bill Cuts U.S. Department of Education Funding by $5 Billion; Title I, School Improvement Grants, Striving Readers, and Other Programs Facing Funding Cuts ArticleFebruary 22, 2011
At 4:40 a.m. on February 19, after days of contentious debate and hundreds of amendments, the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive spending bill that would keep the government running through Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.
CUTS VERSUS BIGGER CUTS: With Congress Beginning Work on Last Year’s Spending Bills, Only Certainty Is Reduced Spending, Question Is: How Much? ArticleFebruary 07, 2011
At the end of last year, members of Congress were unable to come to an agreement on the final appropriations bills that would determine Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 spending levels for the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies.
On Tuesday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. (EST), President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and millions of Americans watching from home.
WHILE YOU WERE OUT: Alliance Webinar Examines 2010 Lame Duck Session and Possible ESEA Reauthorization in 2011 ArticleJanuary 10, 2011
During a January 7 webinar, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, and members of the Alliance’s federal advocacy team reviewed the 2010 lame duck session in greater detail and previewed possible congressional action on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 2011.