Remember sequestration, those 5 percent across-the-board cuts to federal programs that went into effect last March? These days, with the debt-ceiling the debate and the shutdown sucking up all of the oxygen in Washington, it seems some in Congress may have pushed them to the backburner.
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October 10, 2013
October 09, 2013
So far, school districts seem to have been spared the vast majority of the pain, but that doesn't mean folks in the education field don't have questions about the shutdown.
October 03, 2013
Bids for the second round of the round of the competition can't be emailed - they have to be delivered through snail mail.
October 02, 2013
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.
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.