While a shutdown probably would not be a picnic for anyone, if the past is any guide, most school districts and states wouldn't feel an immediate pinch.
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February 25, 2011
February 11, 2011
Look for education as a bright spot in an austere budget, and a sequel with a twist we could call Race to the Top: The Locals Strike Back
January 25, 2011
The president calls on Congress to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, tying his education proposals directly to the nation's economic future.
January 25, 2011
The guests in First Lady Michelle Obama's box will reinforce the themes of education and innovation.
November 03, 2010
K-12 policy is one area where Republicans and Democrats could see eye-to-eye, President Barack Obama said today.
September 28, 2010
President Barack Obama told a crowd in New Mexico today that a Republican Congress would seek to cut education spending in order to pay for tax cuts for the rich. Republicans say, not so fast.
September 27, 2010
President Barack Obama showcased his education agenda on the "Today Show" this morning, touching on charter schools, union, competitive grants and a new initiative to recruit and prepare new teachers in the STEM fields.
September 22, 2010
President Barack Obama is going to sit down for a half-an-hour interview Monday, just on education issues, with NBC's Matt Lauer. Although I'd be surprised if he unveils any brand new policies, the interview itself is a big deal. "It's a real opportunity" for the White House to send a message on t...
September 16, 2010
The longtime Democratic mayor of Chicago says the Race to the Top competition should have rewarded Illinois and his city for their work improving schools.
September 14, 2010
The president's back-to-school speech in Philadelphia makes no mention of the controversy surrounding last year's address to students.