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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Budget Cuts getting interesting out here in Colorado (article) http://bit.ly/brjgoE and my thoughts;

Quote from story: Around the state, the realities of budget-cutting hit home and hit hard Tuesday night as a number of districts started locking in some of the budget cuts they’ve been ominously talking about for months.


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Ouch! This hurts quite a bit! I am fascinated by the idea that Douglas is choosing to let "schools" determine cuts and budget reductions. I wonder if that includes recommending and supporting freeware and opensource tools to be used in classrooms.
And Pueblo going to four day weeks to save money is a creative solution as well.
We're all going through budget cuts it seems; what are your reflections on this?


Colorado’s status as the only state west of the Mississippi to make the finals in the Race to the Top is “purely coincidence,” U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday.
http://www.ednewscolorado.org/2010/03/05/duncan-answers-questions-about-r2t
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