Federal Funding Tag

Education Funding Inequity Persistent Problem

Amelia Harper reports for Education Dive that “though federal funding has helped level the playing field in school spending over the years, a recently released report of school spending during the 2014-15 academic year reveals that 25% of the poorest schools in the nation received...

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Funding Pilot Allows Resources to Follow Students

According to Education Week’s Alyson Klein, thanks to the U.S. Department of Education’s new “Weighted Student Funding Pilot” program, school districts now have the chance for local, state, and federal funding to “follow children, so that kids with greater need have more money attached to...

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DeVos Discusses Title I Funding and School Choice

Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos testified before Congress on the Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal. During the hearing, DeVos discussed Title I funding and school choice, and underscored her belief in local control. She stressed that she “believes states should continue to have flexibility in...

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Former Gov. Jack Markell Sees Opportunity for Assessment Audits

Former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell wrote in The 74 about the importance of assessments and the opportunity states have under ESSA to use federal funds for conducting assessment audits. Reflecting on the steps taken in Delaware to ensure that students “weren’t taking duplicative assessments and...

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