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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.

October 02, 2013

Shutdown Hits Everything from Smithsonian Interns to Race to the Top Applications

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 Shutdown and Education: Your Cheat Sheet

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.

September 09, 2013

What's Next For Education in Congress

Congress is back in town this week, but education legislation is likely to remain on the back burner in both chambers for the next month.

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