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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.

February 05, 2013

Obama to Congress: Halt Automatic Cuts to Federal Education Spending

President Barack Obama is pushing tax changes and spending cuts aimed at buying time so federal lawmakers can strike a deal and avoid onerous, across-the-board reductions.

December 28, 2012

13 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2013

A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.

December 27, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: Schools Brace for Automatic Cuts to Education in 2013

Key federal K-12 programs are likely to be cut by 8.2 percent at the beginning of the new year, although most school districts won't feel the pain until next September.

December 19, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: How Would White House, GOP Plans Affect K-12?

Trying to keep up with all the confusing back-and-forth about the fiscal cliff and how it relates to federal education programs? Here's your watchword as you read about various proposals: spending.

December 10, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: How Are Impact-Aid Districts Preparing for Education Cuts?

Districts that get federal impact aid have been preparing for the prospect of automatic budget cuts for months, but the cuts would still hurt.

December 07, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: How Are Advocates Fighting the Education Cuts?

Organizations around Washington are taking different tacks in trying to persuade lawmakers to spare K-12 from a possible 8.2 percent across-the-board cut come January.

December 04, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: How Would Federal Spending Cuts Affect Your District?

If lawmakers don't act to head off a series of automatic spending cuts, states and districts around the country will feel a squeeze—but some may be more heavily impacted than others.

November 14, 2012

Obama Talks Fiscal Cliff and Education

In his first post-election news conference, President Barack Obama offered hope for school districts on the fiscal-cliff front, without promising to veto any deal that cuts K-12.

November 13, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Cheat Sheet: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

How sequestration, tax-cut expirations, and the perfect fiscal storm threatening to engulf the federal government will affect K-12 funding.

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