Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Saving Teachers' Jobs
President Barack Obama has signed a long-stalled measure aimed at keeping more than 160,000 teachers on the job.
The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday gave final approval to the bill, which provides $10 billion in aid to states and school districts to avert educator layoffs and hire new staff members.
The measure also provides $16 billion in Medicaid funding to states. That has an indirect benefit for schools, because states would likely have had to make additional cuts—including to education—if the money for Medicaid...
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