Opinion: Panelists Talk Districts’ Challenges and the Looming Fiscal Cliff

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A version of this essay originally appeared at EdNC.

The North Carolina education news outlet EdNC is a member of the Governmental Research Association, an organization of 21 nonprofits from 14 states that collect, analyze and distribute information on governmental activities to help citizens and policymakers improve their communities. As a past president of the association, I was asked to moderate a panel on the looming fiscal cliff facing states and districts at this summer’s annual conference in Worcester, Massachusetts.

As school districts nationwide face a federal funding cliff, government researchers from independent think tanks around the country met in Worcester, Massachusetts, to discuss how municipalities and states are preparing.

Since 1914, the Governmental Research Association has been connecting researchers working to improve their communities. This year’s annual conference was hosted by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau.

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