The administration reportedly proposes covering at least part of the prekindergarten expansion by raising federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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April 05, 2013
March 22, 2013
Advocates are asking the department for what they see as the next best thing to more money: Greater flexibility with the funds they actually have.
March 21, 2013
Parents would be able to take their child's Title I dollars to any school of their choice, including a private school, under an amendment to the Senate budget.
March 01, 2013
It appears to be too early to determine what the automatic federal spending cuts kicking in today could mean for K-12 schools.
February 24, 2013
The White House releases state-by-state estimates of how many teachers could lose their jobs, if automatic spending cuts go through this week.
February 05, 2013
President Barack Obama is pushing tax changes and spending cuts aimed at buying time so federal lawmakers can strike a deal and avoid onerous, across-the-board reductions.
December 28, 2012
A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.
December 27, 2012
Key federal K-12 programs are likely to be cut by 8.2 percent at the beginning of the new year, although most school districts won't feel the pain until next September.
December 19, 2012
Trying to keep up with all the confusing back-and-forth about the fiscal cliff and how it relates to federal education programs? Here's your watchword as you read about various proposals: spending.
December 10, 2012
Districts that get federal impact aid have been preparing for the prospect of automatic budget cuts for months, but the cuts would still hurt.