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September 27, 2013

What Does the Possible Government Shutdown Mean For Schools?

A temporary shutdown is arguably no big deal compared to what could happen if Congress is unable to deal with the debt ceiling.

September 24, 2013

Sequestration Cuts Sting, Say Impact Aid Districts

Districts that receive Impact Aid to make up for the loss of tax revenue have been the poster children for sequestration.

September 24, 2013

In Logging Bill, Schools Face Short-Term Costs, Long-Term Lifeline

New legislation will bring cuts to some rural schools, but it still received endorsement of education advocates for its long-term goals.

September 20, 2013

U.S. House Kicks Off Renewal of Career and Technical Education Legislation

Career and Technical Education legislation has always been bipartisan. Lawmakers in the House are hoping that an upcoming reauthorization can continue the tradition.

September 18, 2013

Arne Duncan: There's Time to Avoid a Government Shutdown, But We're Preparing Anyway

Bad, but not surprising, news for education advocates: It's looking more and more likely that a government shutdown could be in the offing.

September 17, 2013

U.S. House GOP Leaders Want Answers on La. Voucher Program

Some very big-name House Republicans are not very happy with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his handling of the Louisiana voucher court case.

September 16, 2013

U.S. House Poised to OK Bill to Help Missing Children

The Missing Children's Assistance Act, which was first passed in 1984, authorized the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

September 16, 2013

House Education Panel Ready to Tackle Career Education

CTE, which governs roughly $1.13 billion in Career and Technical Education money, was last reauthorized back in 2006.

September 12, 2013

Arne Duncan to Senate GOP: My Obamacare Role is 'Minimal'

The U.S. Department of Education is taking a very minimal role in helping to implement President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

September 11, 2013

Will Congress Get Rid of Sequestration? Don't Hold Your Breath.

Brokedown Congress is gearing up for its umpteenth game of fiscal chicken, with education caught in the cross-hairs.

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