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Budget deal averts education funding nightmare

October 2, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

Federal money will continue to flow to state and local school systems — at least for now — after lawmakers in Congress struck a deal late Saturday for a continuing resolution to keep the government open through Nov. 17. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law that night.

In the days leading up to Saturday’s deadline for Congress to approve an FY 2024 budget, early childhood and K-12 educators were concerned that a lapse in government spending would immediately impact Head Start programs, Impact Aid for schools on tax-exempt federal lands, and nutrition services for infants, toddlers and K-12 students, including school meals.

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