Lawmakers approve deal to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

[caption id="attachment_52303" align="alignleft" width="150"] Federal education budgets will remain intact—for at least the next two months.[/caption]

Federal funding for programs such as Title I, Head Start, students with disabilities, and higher-education research will remain intact—for now—after Congress approved an 11th-hour deal to avoid tumbling off the “fiscal cliff.”

The extraordinary New Year's Day approval of a compromise bill hands President Barack Obama most of
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