Senate Education Bill Funding Bill Update

Senate Education Bill Funding Bill Update

September 18, 2019

“The Senate’s bill to fund the U.S. Department of Education would keep overall spending virtually flat, although grants for charter schools would get a relatively small increase, as would programs intended to improve school safety,” reports Andrew Ujifusa for Education Week. Among the “winners” in the bill “is the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant program—officially known as Title IV Part A in the Every Student Succeeds Act—intended to provide more well-rounded school experiences to students.” The bill as proposed would allocate $50 million in additional funding for these grants, for a total of roughly $1.2 billion.