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Is Your District Prepared for Sequestration?

UPDATE: Schools will no longer face sequestration cuts in upcoming school year, although cuts for 2013-2014 still loom.

California Makes a Plea for the Arts

Calif. constituents join together to form Create CA, an initiative to make arts education a priority.

Louisiana Forges Ahead With Voucher Program

New bill will allow low-and middle-income students attending Louisiana low-performing public schools to receive state-funded vouchers.

FCC Continues with Apple’s e-books Momentum

The FCC released plans to get all U.S. students, from kindergarten through the 12th grade, using electronic book titles by 2017—in five years.

Climate Change Is the New Evolution Debate

The decision to include this discussion in the curriculum and how to tackle it has been largely left to states and individual districts.

Kansas City Plots Next Steps

Missouri grants district two-and-a-half years to turn around academic performance—or else.

Competitive vs. Formula Grants Battle it out for 2012 Ed Spending

With the U.S. Department of Education receiving a minimal increase in allotted spending, the House and Senate have begun debates as to how the money will be spent.

What is the Future of the DOE?

The federal Department of Education has been a source of criticism on the GOP presidential campaign trail.

Finding the True Cost of College

Under the Higher Education Act of 2008, all higher education institutions are required to post a net-price calculator on their Web site by October 2011.

Dividing Arizona

Critics say recent state immigration policies are segregating schools.

K12 Groups Protect Open Membership Policies

Group hopes to uphold the right of a public school to deny recognition to a student organization that does not comply with the school's open membership policies.

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