Appropriations bill boosts funding for education as states up funding, too

Friday, January 24, 2014

Congress has approved a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill providing significant relief for education programs hit hard by sequestration cuts. Politico reports that the bill awards education programs a total of $67 billion, which is only slightly less than the $71.2 billion President Obama proposed in his 2014 budget. The president is expected to sign the bill, according to the LA Times.

The new bill will provide monies for educational programs believed to be critical, including $1 billion for the keystone early childhood program Head Start.

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