Automatic federal budget cuts will slash more than $1 billion in K-12 education dollars this year, and the reductions will be particularly painful in five states, Stateline.org reports.

North Dakota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Idaho, and South Dakota are the five states that rely most heavily on federal education money for programs such as Title 1 and Impact Aid.

On average, federal dollars comprise about 13 percent of states’ K-12 education spending. But in those five states, one fifth or more of K-12 money came from Washington, D.C., in fiscal year 2010, the most recent year for which data are available from the National...

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