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House panel votes to remove funding from key Obama education programs

House Appropriations Committee panel approved a measure that would get rid of funding for major pieces of the Obama administration’s education agenda, including Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation grants, School Improvement Grants, and smaller programs like Advanced Placement, School Leadership, and Arts in Education.

According to the Committee for Education Funding, the bill would cut $1.1 billion from the Department of Education’s $68 billion budget. The House bill would renew or give funding boosts to programs like the Teacher Incentive Fund, Head Start, the Promise Neighborhoods grants (which LEV covered here) and abstinence education.

The Senate Appropriations Committee keeps funding for Race to the Top,  Investing in Innovation grants, and School Improvement Grants in their funding bill.

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