Lame-Duck Congress to Face Education Issues
K-12 Spending, Race to the Top Extension Still On Table
When the dust settles from the midterm elections, federal lawmakers—the re-elected and losers alike—will head back to Washington for a lame-duck session with a long to-do list that could have broad implications for education policy over the next year.
Congress left town without finishing the U.S. Department of Education's spending bill for fiscal 2011, which officially began Oct. 1. Right now, all programs in the department are being financed at fiscal 2010 levels through a stopgap measure that expires Dec. 3.
Lawmakers have several options for resolving the looming budget question, including the fate of Obama administration priorities, in a session that could begin...
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