President Obama will call for a three-year freeze in spending on many domestic programs, including education, and for increases no greater than inflation after that -- an initiative intended to signal his seriousness about cutting the budget deficit, reports the New York Times. Administration officials said the proposal, which could affect schools already struggling with steep cuts to state and local budgets, would be a major component of Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 27 and of the FY2011 budget he will send to Congress on Feb. 1. The freeze would cover...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.