House and Senate negotiators continue to seek agreement on a final funding bill for fiscal 2020 by Dec. 20, when the latest stopgap measure expires. Educators are pushing for significant increases in funding for Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), similar to the increases approved by the House in H.R. 2740 earlier this year.
The House bill includes a $1 billion increase for Title I, which provides extra financial assistance for school districts with large numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families, and a $1 billion increase for IDEA. The pending Senate education appropriations bill provides no additional funding for either program.