== [[File:notification.png | left | 50px | Updates | link= ]] Recent Updates==
5/1/2017 Congress and the
administration have come to an agreement for a budget that funds the federal government until this fall. Items included in the area of education include(s):[https://rules.house.gov/sites/republicans.rules.house.gov/files/115/OMNI/CPRT-115-HPRT-RU00-SAHR244-AMNT.pdf]
*$9.3 billion for Head Start, which is $85 million more than the 2016 level.
*$250 million for Preschool Development Grants, which is the same as the 2016 level.
*$12 billion for Special Education state grants (IDEA), which is $90 million more than the 2016 level.
*$22.5 billion for Pell Grants, which is the same as the 2016 enacted level. When combined with mandatory funding, these discretionary funds enable the maximum grant to increase to $5,920, an increase of $105 in the 2017-2018 school year. The bill reinstates year-round or summer Pell grants, which is estimated to provide one million students an additional Pell grant of, on average, $1,650.
== [[File:activelegislation.png | left | 50px | Actions Taken by the Federal Government | link= ]] Laws Proposed by Congress==