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.
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October 18, 2013
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 16, 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.
October 14, 2013
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
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
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
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
Bids for the second round of the round of the competition can't be emailed - they have to be delivered through snail mail.
October 02, 2013
There's been little impact so far from the government shutdown on K-12 schools around the country, but a handful of public and private school students in the Washington area are an unfortunate exception.
October 01, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education and other government agencies are on partial shutdown now that Congress has failed to reach agreement on a temporary spending plan to keep the government open.