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December 10, 2013

White House Pledges $100 Million for Mental Health as Newtown Anniversary Nears

President Obama also has proposed an additional $130 million in his 2014 budget for efforts to help teachers and other adults recognize signs of mental illness in youth.

November 14, 2013

Hill Lawmakers Wrangle Over Health-Care Law's Costs to Schools, Colleges

A hearing at the House Education and the Workforce Committee exposed familiar rifts among federal lawmakers over the measure's costs and overall goals.

November 01, 2013

Friday Reading List: Budgets, Turnarounds, and Same-Sex Marriage

Happy Friday! While you dig into the Halloween candy, check out at these good reads.

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.

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