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Obama Administration To Propose Rules For How School Districts Spend Money Meant For Poor Kids

The Obama administration is expected to release draft rules Wednesday that would govern how school districts allocate billions of Title I dollars meant to educate poor children, one of Capitol Hill’s most hotly debated education issues since Congress passed a new federal education law late last year.

According to a summary of the proposal released early Wednesday morning, the draft rules reflect changes that the Education Department incorporated after its initial proposal received a barrage of criticism, not only from Republicans but also from teachers unions and district and state education leaders.

It’s clear that the changes have not addressed all of those criticisms.