The Shutdown and Education Update


Shutdown and education

Head Start Programs Losing Funding

Government shutdown and education update – FRIDAY VERSION!

Head into the weekend all read up — today’s blog spotlights the shutdown, and how it affects education, in particular Military families, and head start programs. We also include an overview for you, from Education Week.



Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, gives a great list of resources for military families dealing with the effects of the shutdown.

Inside Higher Ed writes: The Department of Defense has suspended a program that provides members of the military with money to attend college because of the federal government shutdown. Higher Ed in general hasn’t felt much of a bite, with this exception – military families.
Inside Higher Ed (@insidehighered)



Head Start programs are shutting down, leaving thousands of kids without school, meals, and healthcare. Head Start serves over a million low-income kids annually. This is growing into the big story in the early stages of this shutdown. Hat tip: Huffington Post (@HuffPostEdu) (@natlheadstart)



Ed Week (@Politicsk12) not only breaks down How We Got Here, but also provides an evolving cheat sheet for links.


While the government is shut down, including thousands of furloughed Department of Education employees, you can still reach Arne Duncan by tweeting at him. @arneduncan


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