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Weekly Planner: Federal Government Stays Open, But Many Automatic Cuts Lock In

Head Start students at Eastview Elementary in Connersville listen as their teacher reads a book about dinosaurs.

The federal government won’t shut down on March 27 — that’s the good news. But the continuing resolution the House approved Thursday locks in many of the education-related sequestration cuts for the duration of the fiscal year. From Ed Money Watch: Policymakers opted not to restore funding to key programs like Title I grants for […]

Automatic Cuts Jeopardize Military Service Members' Tuition Benefits

While most programs receiving federal education dollars won’t feel the impacts of sequestration cuts until next school year, there are two exceptions: Head Start programming — we’ve been reporting on that — and military education. In the Vincennes Sun-Commercial, Annie McMindes writes: Vincennes University will have fewer active-duty servicemen taking classes as a result of the […]

Indy Star: Ritz, Lawmakers Hung Up On Details Of Proposed Pre-K Pilot

The Indianapolis Star‘s Scott Elliott has this on a General Assembly bill that would create a $7 million, statewide pre-K pilot program — a proposal that got a lot of tough questions from lawmakers in the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, as Elliott writes: In bit of a surprise, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz was among the critics who asked […]

The Seven Districts Asking Voters To Raise Their Taxes To Fund Schools In May

A voter stands in a voting booth.

Voters in seven Indiana communities will go to the polls in May to decide whether they’ll raise their own property taxes to raise money for schools. Four districts are asking voters for more operating dollars. The other three want voters’ help in funding construction or renovation projects. Below is a full list of districts seeking to […]

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