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.
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December 28, 2012
A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.
December 27, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
How sequestration, tax-cut expirations, and the perfect fiscal storm threatening to engulf the federal government will affect K-12 funding.
September 14, 2012
Most federal education programs could be cut by 8.2 percent if Congress fails to head off across-the-board spending cuts, the Office of Management and Budget estimates.