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Afternoon Announcements: Report Analyzes Sequestration Impact in School Districts

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October 11, 2013 03:16 pm


Sequestration has been pushed to the backburner by many members of Congress who are preoccupied with the ongoing government shutdown. Bringing the funding questions back into the spotlight, Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) and George Miller (D-Calif.), the top Democrats on the education funding and policy committee, released a report this week detailing how sequestration cuts may impact school districts nationwide. Politics K-12

A new book from researcher Alexandra Walton Redford, finds that poor students are less likely to apply to top colleges, largely due to a lack of know-how about the admissions and financial aid processes by high school counselors and parents. The Hechinger Report

The Wyoming State Board of Education isn’t budging on its support for the new Common Core State Standards, which will elevate K-12 education standards in English, language arts, and math. “The State Board of Education’s position on being in favor of the Common Core has been reaffirmed,” board Chairman Ron Micheli said. “And it will stay that way until there is a change in the position of the board.” Billings Gazette

California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial bill that would have made changes to the process for firing teachers for misconduct. The California Teachers Association supported the bill, arguing that it would update and streamline the process. Education Week


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