Education Funding There Are Big Funding Gaps Affecting High-Poverty Schools. Can Biden Close Them?
Hurdles lie ahead for a $20 billion bid to create "Title I equity grants" to address long-standing funding inequities.
Education Funding Biden's K-12 Budget Seeks $20 Billion for State Incentives to Address Funding Inequity
The "equity grants" are part of a huge spending plan that would also boost priorities like community schools, counselors, and school nurses.
Social Studies 'Divisive' or 'Necessary'? Comments on Grant Priorities Show Divide on Teaching About Race
Thousands of comments on a history education grant proposal appear to have been submitted through a group that opposes "woke" education.
Social Studies GOP Leader: Biden Grant Plan Referencing Anti-Racism, 1619 Project Is 'Divisive Nonsense'
Sen. Mitch McConnell's letter to the Education Dept. about a small history program amplifies a political scrum dating back to last year.
Social Studies Biden Administration Cites 1619 Project as Inspiration in History Grant Proposal
The Biden administration's proposal is part of a heated battle over racism and what students should learn about America's past.
Federal N.H. Lawmakers Twice Reject Federal Charter School Money
Legislators in New Hampshire turned down $46 million in federal charter school grants, concerned about continued costs once the money ran out.
School & District Management Hindsight Improves the Picture for Obama-Era School Improvement Program
A decade after the Education Department launched its $7 billion school improvement grants and four years after Congress killed the program, the most comprehensive longitudinal study to date paints the much-maligned program in a potentially better light.
Federal New Disaster-Recovery Team Unveiled by Education Department
A new team will be devoted full time to providing technical support to schools and districts in the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other disasters.
Equity & Diversity Ex-Microsoft CEO (No, Not That One) Giving Big to K-12
Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie have quietly committed more than $250 million to education-related efforts, but their philanthropic strategy differs from other tech billionaires.
Early Childhood Nearly All States Snag Federal Preschool Development Grants
The $250 million pot of federal money helps pay for strategic planning in early-childhood education systems, but the program's undergone some revisions.
School & District Management Dismal Federal Study of School Improvement Grant Program Missed the Boat, Report Says
A federal analysis on the School Improvement Grant program ignored more positive localized pictures of the program, and had design flaws, a new report says.
School Climate & Safety Firestorm Erupts as Betsy DeVos Weighs If Districts Can Buy Guns With Federal Money
News that the education secretary and her team are pondering whether school districts can spend federal money to buy guns to arm teachers and other school staff is drawing widespread condemnation.
Education Funding Craigslist Founder Donates $1 Million to Fund STEM Projects on Donors Choose
The money will fund projects at schools where more than half of the students come from low-income households, and $100,000 is reserved specifically for projects providing science and technology opportunities for girls.