The president's fiscal year 2015 budget would make room for several new K-12 initiatives, including a new Race to the Top program aimed at equity, as well as funding to help train teachers to use technology.
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October 22, 2013
Local government education employment posted an the overall gain to 56,400 jobs since June, despite worry about massive layoffs.
October 18, 2013
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October 18, 2013
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October 17, 2013
The U.S. Secretary of Education tells returning employees, "I know that you're coming back to even more work than you already had on your plate before the Department had to shut down."
October 14, 2013
A pending deal in Congress would give lawmakers time to find a broader budget solution before another round of sequestration cuts hits agencies in January.