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What do NCLB and The Price Is Right Have in Common?

Earlier this week, our colleague Andrew Brownstein (one of Thompson’s federal education policy editors) wrote:  “Some of the nation’s leading policy wonks in education recently gave the ‘Price is Right’ treatment to the increasingly long-shot chances of No Child Left…

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Government Shutdown: Time Runs Out at Midnight

The witching hour approaches. Unless budget negotiators can pull out a last-minute compromise over fiscal year 2011′s spending priorities, at midnight tonight the federal government turns into a pumpkin—a very large, inanimate and inoperable pumpkin.

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Double Down; Two FY 11 Spending Measures Fail in Senate

As expected, this afternoon the Senate failed to pass two competing spending measures that would have funded the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. In a curious type of silver lining, the defeat of these bills may…

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*Update* Follow the Bouncing Budget

Budget figures for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 continue to be a rapidly moving target.

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Education Fares Better than Others in Proposed Budget Cuts

(This post was written by Charles Edwards, Thompson’s senior executive director for education products.) Taking the first official steps toward their promise of cutting spending for the current fiscal year, House Republican budget leaders released their official 2011 budget guidance…

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House Budget Committee Settles on $32 Billion in FY 11 Cuts

The debate over spending levels for the rest of the current fiscal year ratcheted up a notch today. According to its website, the House Budget Committee will set the spending cap for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 at $1.055…

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Groundhogs and Grant Experts Predict What’s Ahead in 2011

It’s that day of the year again – when Americans carry out the strange practice of letting a rodent portend the future.  And this morning, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, supposedly heralding an early spring. While many storm-pummeled…

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