6:15 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Battle Creek Schools looking for funding for afterschool programs

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Administrators looking for grant money, money from other parts of budget
BCPS scrambles for afterschool funding Even at age 8, third-grader Centell Williams was wise enough to know he isn't just killing time in Battle Creek Public Schools' 21st Century afterschool program. A link to this page will be included in your message.
7:45 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Education officials brace for federal cuts

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Berrien RESA Superintendent says programs like Head Start may be cut by sequestration.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - Congress' inability to reach an agreement on across-the-board budget cuts will likely mean a loss of $357,113 in federal funds for the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency.
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9:29 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Congressman Fred Upton discusses sequester and federal deficit reduction

File photo of Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek. The White House says military facilities will be hurt by sequester
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Across the board budget cuts known as "sequestration" are taking effect on Friday. West Michigan Congressman says no one wanted the sequestration to take effect. But he says lawmakers have to work on long-term deficit reduction. 

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6:26 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Educators fear cuts as sequester deadline nears

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Cut would be small percentage of overall school spending, but would programs like special education and Head Start.
Area school districts and preschool providers nervously watched the countdown to deep federal spending cuts this week, unsure exactly what kind of effect that might have on the area. The federal sequestration spending cuts set to begin Friday could cut $84.7 million from Michigan education programs, according to an analysis from the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
6:22 am
Mon February 25, 2013

White House report says sequester could mean furloughs in Michigan and cuts in education funding

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Obama administration says automatic cuts in federal spending will also mean fewer vaccinations for children, less for meals for seniors.
With $85-billion in automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to go into effect Friday, White House officials on Sunday hiked up the pressure on congressional Republicans, issuing a set of state-by-state reports detailing the damage that would be done.