Education Week reports lawmakers in Washington have struck a deal on an education spending plan. From the story:
The U.S. Department of Education would get a $581 million increase in total funding, and programs for special education, career and technical education, and charter schools would also get more money, through a spending deal struck by lawmakers Thursday.
The agreement must now be approved by both the full House and Senate before heading for Trump's desk. However, lawmakers did not resolve a dispute over whether schools can use Every Student Succeeds Act grants to pay for firearms and firearms training.