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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 [...]

Weekly Planner: New Vacant School Sale Rules To Get First Senate Vote

Indiana lawmakers are considering changes to a state law that currently requires public school districts to sell vacant buildings to charter operators for $1. It’s one of the education stories we’re keeping an eye on in the coming week, as a bill amending those guidelines is headed for a vote in the Senate Education Committee on [...]

Weekly Planner: Select Commission To Discuss School District 'Divorces'

Coming Up This Week Friday: ”Divorces” (of sorts) are on the agenda when Indiana’s Select Commission on Education meets in the statehouse chambers. To be specific, the Commission will consider “the feasibility of establishing a process by which residents of a part of an existing school corporation may elect to disannex from an existing school corporation” to [...]

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