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August 13, 2013

Sequestration Effects: 59 Percent of Districts Cut Professional Development

A survey by the American Association of School Administrators finds that across-the-board trigger cuts are affecting classrooms as the 2013-14 school year begins.

August 05, 2013

NAEP Testing to be Scaled Back Because of Budget Tightening

Budget cuts have led to cutbacks in several tests in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

June 06, 2013

Obama Calls for Revamping of Federal E-rate Program

An Obama administration plan would ask the Federal Communications Commission to make potentially broad changes to the E-rate program, which provides tech support to schools.

May 23, 2013

Five Interesting Tidbits in New Census School Finance Data

The federal share of school spending is still well above where it was before the recession and the economic-stimulus package.

May 10, 2013

No Furloughs at Education Department Under Sequester

Employees at the U.S. Department of Education won't face furloughs due to the cuts from sequestration, according to a memo sent to staff late this afternoon.

April 05, 2013

Obama Would Pay for Pre-K Program by Raising Tobacco Taxes

The administration reportedly proposes covering at least part of the prekindergarten expansion by raising federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

March 22, 2013

Will Funding Flexibility for Schools Come With Sequestration Cuts?

Advocates are asking the department for what they see as the next best thing to more money: Greater flexibility with the funds they actually have.

March 21, 2013

Senate Republicans Push Federal Voucher Program in Budget Debate

Parents would be able to take their child's Title I dollars to any school of their choice, including a private school, under an amendment to the Senate budget.

March 01, 2013

Arne Duncan Stands Firm: Sequester Would Squeeze Schools

It appears to be too early to determine what the automatic federal spending cuts kicking in today could mean for K-12 schools.

February 24, 2013

White House Estimates Impact of Across-the-Board Cuts by State

The White House releases state-by-state estimates of how many teachers could lose their jobs, if automatic spending cuts go through this week.

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