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DeVos Describes Block Grant Proposal as “Very Compatible” with Every Student Succeeds Act

In an interview with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos by Cal Thomas, DeVos claims President Trump’s latest budget proposal includes “a significant step toward returning flexibility to the states through a proposal to block grant all of the elementary and secondary education funds … and…

State Superintendent Warns Lawmakers Against Repealing Academic Standards

As Clark Corbin reports for Idaho EdNews, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra provided state lawmakers with an analysis of federal education laws as a warning for them to not repeal academic standards without replacing them. According to Ybarrra, doing so “could jeopardize $250…

President Trump’s Proposed 2021 Budget Would Overhaul ESSA Programs

As Naaz Modan reports for Education Dive, President Trump’s draft budget proposal for 2021 would “cut key K-12 programs while funding private school scholarships.” Overall, the President’s budget proposal would provide the Department of Education with a $66.6 billion in funding in 2021, “7.8% or…

Budget Proposal Would Cut Education Spending, Condense 29 Programs into a Block Grant

According to Education Week, the proposed budget released by the Trump Administration would call for the U.S. Department of Education to create a new block grant “consisting of 29 current programs called ‘Elementary and secondary Education for the Disadvantaged Block Grant.” At a proposed $19.4…

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