Funding

  • By David DeSchryver
    December 11, 2013

    Washington lawmakers have come to an agreement! (Please take a moment to re-read and appreciate the prior sentence. It is rarely published these days). Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) reached a two year budget deal on Tuesday evening. The deal establishes the overall budget caps for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 at just over $1 trillion. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    November 22, 2013

    This week there were two federal grant updates worth noting: RTT-D finalists were announced and the Obama administration announced a new Race to the Top-like program. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    October 1, 2013

    In the past week, there have been quite a few items of edu-news worth blogging about. We highlight the government shutdown, Texas ESEA waiver, and 7th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards here. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    September 23, 2013

    California made waves this month when state lawmakers voted to do away with standardized testing for this current school. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    August 19, 2013

    Whiteboard Advisors' John Bailey explains how schools’ use of technology has evolved to a point that necessitates modernizing the E-Rate program. Read more

  • By Erica Price
    August 15, 2013

    As part of Target’s pledge to give $1 billion to education by the end of 2015, today Target launched their latest round of Give With Target, a guest-based philanthropic campaign that will give teachers and students the resources and tools they need to start the year off right. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    August 1, 2013

    Following on the heels of last year’s Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition, which awarded grants totaling $383 million to 16 school districts, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched round two of the RTT-D competition this week. Read more

  • By Erica Price
    July 16, 2013

    Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai laid out his vision for a more “student-centered” E-Rate system at the American Enterprise Institute this afternoon.  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    July 2, 2013

    President Obama’s early-childhood education initiative received a nod from Congress this week as the Senate Appropriations panel approved a $1.6 billion increase for Head Start and $750 million to help states improve the quality of their preschool programs.  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    July 2, 2013

    President Obama’s early-childhood education initiative received a nod from Congress this week as the Senate Appropriations panel approved a $1.6 billion increase for Head Start and $750 million to help states improve the quality of their preschool programs.  Read more

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