Federal spending on education could increase in 2020. Learn more.

Congress is going to take up domestic spending priorities for 2020 this week. The $72.8 billion included for ed is a $1.3 billion increase over 2019. According to the press release, “Overall, the bill provides $40.1 billion for K-12 education programs, including the Individuals with Disabilities Act, an increase of $1.2 billion above the 2019 enacted level and $5.9 billion above the President’s budget request.” Here is the best place to get all the information from the text of the bill to a summary of spending items to explanatory statements.

In our ongoing roundup of reactions to the WestEd report in the Leandro case, here is what the WakeEd Partnership has to say.


  • The Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 1

    Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership | 12/18/2019

  • Low-income districts find ways to help students make music

    The Hechinger Report | 12/16/2019

  • How Affordable Are Public Colleges in Your State?

    The Education Trust | 12/17/2019

  • The lingering inequality of school discipline in North Carolina

    NC Policy Watch | 12/17/2019

  • Virtual School Policies

    Education Commission of the States | 12/16/2019

  • Desegregating schools: More than just getting the numbers right

    Brookings | 12/16/2019


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