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October 22, 2013

Local Education Hiring is Up, Even With Sequestration Cuts

Local government education employment posted an the overall gain to 56,400 jobs since June, despite worry about massive layoffs.

October 21, 2013

What Do Common Core and the Fiscal Fight Have in Common?

They're both issues on which the grassroots, tea party, activist side of the Republican Party doesn't see eye-to-eye with the business community.

October 18, 2013

Sequestration Stings Impact Aid Districts, Survey Says

School districts that get Impact Act have taken drastic action to deal with the across-the-board federal budget cuts, including eliminating instructional staff and closing schools.

October 17, 2013

Arne Duncan to Education Department: Next Few Weeks Won't Be Easy

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 16, 2013

Senate Deal Would Leave K-12 Sequestration in Place

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.

October 14, 2013

Should Arne Duncan Decide How to Distribute the Sequester Cuts?

A Republican proposal would give agencies flexibility to determine how they made sequester cuts. But this is not going over well with education advocates.

October 11, 2013

School Lunch Could Hit Skids if Shutdown Persists

The end of the shutdown can't come soon enough for school lunch. It's unclear at this point which states have the cash they'll need to keep feeding students into November.

October 10, 2013

U.S. House Democrats: Sequestration Has Squeezed Schools

Remember sequestration, those 5 percent across-the-board cuts to federal programs that went into effect last March? These days, with the debt-ceiling the debate and the shutdown sucking up all of the oxygen in Washington, it seems some in Congress may have pushed them to the backburner.

October 09, 2013

Answering Your Shutdown Questions

So far, school districts seem to have been spared the vast majority of the pain, but that doesn't mean folks in the education field don't have questions about the shutdown.

October 03, 2013

Race to the Top Applications Still Due Today, Despite Shutdown Hiccups

Bids for the second round of the round of the competition can't be emailed - they have to be delivered through snail mail.

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