02 Oct '11, 3am

Pain, Some Gains: House Bill on Education Spending

Pain, Some Gains: House Bill on Education Spending

The House of Representatives unveiled a budget plan on Thursday that would eliminate 31 education programs and tighten eligibility for Pell Grants . Two key formula programs would receive huge increases: Title I grants to districts for education disadvantaged kids would receive $1 billion more, for a total of nearly $16 billion. Also, the bill increases special education funding by $1.2 billion, to $13.7 million. Education programs that are big priorities of the Obama administration would receive no new money. These programs include: Race to the Top competition , which got $700 million this fiscal year. Investing in Innovation Fund , which got $150 million. Promise Neighborhoods , which got $30 million. School Improvement Grant program, which got $534 million. Programs that the proposed bill would eliminate include a $27.2 million program for the arts in education, a $45.9...

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