DUNCAN TALKS EDUCATION BUDGET: In Congressional Testimony, Duncan Defends Obama’s Budget, Urges Committee Members to Look at Big Picture in Competitive Versus Formula Debate ArticleApril 22, 2013
Appearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Related Agencies on April 17, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan heard support for the president’s preschool proposal from committee members of both parties.
SEQUESTER TO HIT MARCH 1: White House Details Impact of Across the Board Cuts to Federal Education Programs in New Report ArticleFebruary 25, 2013
On February 24, the White House released a report with state-by-state funding tables detailing how the “sequester".
Sequestration—the formal name of the $1.2 trillion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts over ten years that are set to occur on January 2.
EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS: U.S. Department of Education Would Receive Slight Funding Increase Under Senate Committee Bill; Final Action Not Expected Until After November Elections ArticleJune 25, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education would receive $45.7 billion in discretionary funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 under the appropriations bill that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed on June 14.
COMPARABILITY OF STATE AND LOCAL EXPENDUTIRES AMONG SCHOOLS WITHIN DISTRICTS: New U.S. Department of Education Report Finds Many Low-Income Schools Receive Less Than Fair Share of Funding ArticleDecember 12, 2011
Many low-income schools receive less than their fair share of state and local funding, according to a new report released on November 30 by the U.S. Department of Education.
Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige estimated that 8,600 schools, serving as many as 3.5 million students, would be labeled "in need of improvement" under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).