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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 […]

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