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TO BE CONTINUED: Congress Enacts Temporary Funding Mechanism to Keep Government Operating Until March 2013; Bill Provides Across-the-Board Increase in Funding of 0.612 Percent Article

September 17, 2012

With the federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 set to begin on October 1 and the U.S. Congress yet to pass any of the twelve annual spending bills, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap spending bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), on September 13 that will keep the government funded through March 27, 2013 and avoid a government shutdown.

Sequestration: Are Major Cuts to Education Around the Corner? Webinar/Event

September 14, 2012

The Alliance for Excellent Education, Committee for Education Funding, and Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America held a webinar on September 14, during which panelists discussed the impact of the federal budget debate on education. The webinar (1) provided an explanation of the overall budget process; (2) explained how sequestration would be implemented and its potential impact on early childhood, K–12 and higher education; and (3) discussed what advocates can do to discourage Congress from making major cuts to education programs. Panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.

SUMMER WAIVE(RS): Six Additional States and the District of Columbia Receive NCLB Waivers; To Date, Thirty-Two States and DC Have Received Waivers Article

July 23, 2012

Only July 19, the Obama administration granted additional flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to six additional states (Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Oregon, and South Carolina) and the District of Columbia (DC) in exchange for state-led reform in the areas of college- and career-ready standards, accountability and improvement, and teacher evaluation.

WAITING FOR SEQUESTRATION: OMB Director Urges Congress to Offset Impact of $1.2 Trillion in Automatic Spending Cuts; Senate Committee to Examine Impact on Federal Education Programs Article

July 23, 2012

In additional to final appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013, another looming issue in federal spending is an automatic across-the-board cut totaling $1.2 trillion over ten years, formally called “sequestration,” that will go into effect in January 2013 unless the U.S. Congress acts to change it by agreeing to a mix of tax increases and spending cuts to offset the amount.

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