Tag Archives: Appropriations

Hearing Set on FY2018 Education Budget

The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the House Committee on Appropriations has scheduled a hearing on May 24, 2017, 11:00 AM in 2858 Rayburn on the proposed Department of Education budget, FY2018 (covering Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018).  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is scheduled to … Continue Reading

Omnibus Agreement to Fund Federal Government Through September 30, 2015

House and Senate negotiators reached agreement to fund federal departments and agencies for the balance of FY2015 (through September 30, 2015) yesterday.  Floor votes are expected within the next two-to-three days.  Titled the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” (see Rules Committee Print 113-59 for text), the omnibus bill–for the most part–level funds the … Continue Reading

FY2014 Education Funding Agreed-to by Congress

Last week the House and Senate agreed upon funding levels for all federal departments and agencies, passing H.R. 3547, the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014.  The legislation funds the government through September 30, 2014.  As of January 20, the bill awaits signature by the President. On the education front (starting at page 384 of … Continue Reading

Highly Qualified Teacher Regulation Remains a Subject of Dispute

The “highly qualified” teacher regulation–34 C.F.R. 200.56(a)(2)(ii)–which ensures that teachers still in training may be considered highly qualified, remains a subject of dispute. In my post of May 14, 2012, I discussed Congress’ action to ensure that these teachers continue to be considered highly qualified. The regulation at issue remains in effect until September 30, … Continue Reading