Education, Fiscal Year 2014 and the Federal Government Shutdown NSBA continues to register concerns about the harmful budget cuts to education because of sequestration, which has already reduced funding for Title I grants for disadvantaged students, special education, and other education programs by almost $3 billion in the last fiscal year. Because House and Senate leaders could not agree on a final bill that would continue funding for education and other programs through December 15, many fede
The National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC) continues to urge Congress and President Barack Obama to develop an immediate bipartisan solution that will allow school districts to continue programs that are vital in advancing student achievement as they craft budgets for the 2013-14 school year. The Budget Control Act of 2011 is imposing across-the-board cuts of approximately 5 percent to education and other domestic programs in FY2013 through a process called sequestration (the cancellation
Sequestration & Federal Funding for Education This issue brief highlights both the current status of federal funding for elementary and secondary education and the impending funding cuts that are scheduled to occur under the sequestration provisions of the Budget Control Act, if Congress does not intervene before March 1, 2013. Defined as the cancellation of budgetary resources, seque stration and the “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and funding cuts have consumed much of the legislative deba
The National School Boards Action Center in coordination with the National School Boards Association advocates at the federal and national levels for the advancement of public education, local school board leadership, and excellence and equity in our nation’s public schools.