Trump Signs Education Spending Bill Funding 29 Programs He Sought to Abolish
[Source: Education Week]
The bill funding the U.S. Department of Education signed by President Donald Trump on Friday marks the third straight time he has unsuccessfully sought to cut the department’s overall budget.
The fiscal 2020 spending bill Trump just signed provides $72.8 billion in discretionary funding to the Education Department, a $1.3 billion increase that stands in stark contrast to the 10 percent cut Trump proposed in his blueprint from March. The spending bill he signed includes a $450 million increase for Title I spending on disadvantaged students, a $410 million increase for state special education grants, and more money…
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