As House Takes Up Education Funding Bill, Lawmakers Offer Bevy Of Amendments, From Autism To Desegregation
As House Takes Up Education Funding Bill, Lawmakers Offer Bevy of Amendments, From Autism to Desegregation
Updated, Sept. 6
The House Rules Committee Wednesday evening was still meeting to decide which education-related amendments it will make in order to the pending appropriations bill as action progressed in the Senate and at the White House.
In the Senate, an Appropriations subcommittee approved a bill that would give $68.3 billion to the Education Department, including maintaining current funding for Title II teacher-training grants and 21st Century Learning Centers, which provide after-school programs. The Trump administration sought to eliminate both programs.
The Senate’s bill would provide $367 million for the federal charter school program, a $25 million increase, but slightly …