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.
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December 27, 2012
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
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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.
September 05, 2012
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July 25, 2012
So there was a big hearing today on the impact of looming across-the-board domestic funding cuts, held by the Senate appropriations panel that deals with education spending. Now, U.S. Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education Committee, is hoping his panel will follow...