On September 14, the Alliance for Excellent Education, Committee for Education Funding (CEF), and Coalition for a College- and Career-Ready America cohosted a webinar that focused on how sequestration would affect federal education programs and what impact the spending cuts would have on local school districts.
SEQUESTRATION WOULD BE “DEEPLY DESTRUCTIVE”: OMB Report Examines Impact of $1.2 Trillion in Spending Cuts Scheduled for January 2 ArticleSeptember 17, 2012
On January 2, 2013, $1.2 trillion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts will go into effect unless the U.S. Congress can come to an agreement on a mix of tax increases and spending cuts to offset them.
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 ArticleSeptember 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.
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.
Sequestration—the formal name of the $1.2 trillion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts over ten years that are set to occur on January 2.
WHY DO TODAY WHAT YOU CAN PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW?: Congressional Leaders Agree to Postpone Spending Decisions Until New Congress Convenes in 2013 ArticleAugust 06, 2012
With the federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 set to begin a little less than two months from now on October 1 and Congress yet to pass any of the twelve annual spending bills.
If you missed the Alliance for Excellent Education’s July 19 webinar updating recent federal action on education reform, archived video from it is now available.
SUMMER WAIVE(RS): Six Additional States and the District of Columbia Receive NCLB Waivers; To Date, Thirty-Two States and DC Have Received Waivers ArticleJuly 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 ArticleJuly 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.
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE SHARPENS BUDGET KNIFE: Subcommittee’s Bill Would Cut Education Programs by $1.1 Billion ArticleJuly 23, 2012
Funding for the U.S. Department of Education would be cut by $1.1 billion below last year’s level based on the spending bill that passed the House Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education Appropriations Subcommittee on July 18.