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December 07, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: How Are Advocates Fighting the Education Cuts?

Organizations around Washington are taking different tacks in trying to persuade lawmakers to spare K-12 from a possible 8.2 percent across-the-board cut come January.

December 04, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: How Would Federal Spending Cuts Affect Your District?

If lawmakers don't act to head off a series of automatic spending cuts, states and districts around the country will feel a squeeze—but some may be more heavily impacted than others.

November 14, 2012

Obama Talks Fiscal Cliff and Education

In his first post-election news conference, President Barack Obama offered hope for school districts on the fiscal-cliff front, without promising to veto any deal that cuts K-12.

November 13, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Cheat Sheet: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

How sequestration, tax-cut expirations, and the perfect fiscal storm threatening to engulf the federal government will affect K-12 funding.

September 14, 2012

White House Outlines Impact of Looming Sequestration Cuts

Most federal education programs could be cut by 8.2 percent if Congress fails to head off across-the-board spending cuts, the Office of Management and Budget estimates.

September 05, 2012

Convention Youth Press College Access, Affordability Theme

Young attendees at the Democratic convention say there is an enthusiasm gap on the issue of college access and cost between their party and the GOP.

July 25, 2012

Rep. Miller: House Should Also Examine Impact of Trigger Cuts

So there was a big hearing today on the impact of looming across-the-board domestic funding cuts, held by the Senate appropriations panel that deals with education spending. Now, U.S. Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education Committee, is hoping his panel will follow...

July 17, 2012

House K-12 Spending Bill Would Scrap Race to the Top

House Republicans are seeking to ax Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and the School Improvement Grants while providing a boost for special education.

July 12, 2012

Nearly 3,000 Education, Health, and Other Groups Unite to Fight Funding Cuts

Advocates for education have a new, big posse to help fight those automatic spending cuts known as "sequestration" which are set to hit almost every federal program on January 2 unless Congress comes up with some sort of big, sweeping deal to stop them.

June 22, 2012

Senate to Administration: Give Us Details On Planned Education Cuts

Members of Congress want to know how a series of planned across-the-board budget cuts looming for the federal government would impact education programs, even though Congress came up with the plan.

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