After airing their views for more than two hours, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board and Mecklenburg County commissioners ended up where they started Monday: locked in disagreement about the county’s decision to temporarily withhold $56 million from the school system.
“I’m not sensing a sufficient basis for agreement today,” lawyer Mac McCarley, a former Charlotte city attorney who’s been hired to mediate the dispute, said at the end of the joint meeting. No one argued with him.
The meeting was required by law as part of the process to resolve disputes when North Carolina school boards think
Sometimes, a single decision reveals a multitude of failings and so it was with the government’s announcement last week that it would be making just £1.4bn of education catch-up funding available. This is less than a tenth of what was recommended by Sir Kevan Collins, the education recovery “tsar”, and a fraction of what some other governments are investing in post-pandemic education catch-up. The rejection of his comprehensive and evidence-based package of extra support for children and young people prompted Collins’s resignation, accompanied by an attack on the government’s “half-hearted approach [which] risks failing hundreds of thousands of pupils”.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden released his fiscal year 2022 budget request to Congress on Friday, the first formal budget of his presidency and a sharp departure from his predecessor Donald Trump.
Biden’s budget incorporates his two signature domestic proposals, the American Families Plan and the American Jobs Plan, neither of which has been seriously debated by Congress yet.
It also illustrates how different Biden’s priorities are from Trump’s. For example, it requests an increase of 41% for the Department of Education over last year, plus 23% more for the Department of Health and Human Services, and 22% more
US President Joe Biden unveiled his first proposed budget on 9 April, and it signaled strong support for research and development. The spending plan would provide across-the-board increases in science funding and inject billions into the fights against COVID-19 and climate change.
Although short on detail, the budget proposal would raise core funding for research and development across nearly every major federal science agency, including historic increases to improve public health and battle racial injustices. In line with a US$2.3-trillion
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