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.
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October 02, 2013
October 01, 2013
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
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.
August 13, 2013
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
Budget cuts have led to cutbacks in several tests in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
June 06, 2013
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
The federal share of school spending is still well above where it was before the recession and the economic-stimulus package.
May 10, 2013
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
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
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.