Education Amendments Abound in Senate Budget 'Vote-a-Rama'

Senators plan to offer amendments on a range of education policies, including the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and student loans, to name a few.


Are School Turnarounds a Sticking Point in Senate NCLB Rewrite Negotiations?

The issue of school turn-arounds could simply be one of several threads in a conversation about accountability, which we know is the crux of ongoing Senate negotiations.


NEA Getting a Head Start on Its 2016 Presidential Endorsement

The NEA is getting started on its 2016 presidential endorsement process extra early this year—while at the same time trying to shine a spotlight on the issue of education in general, the union's president, Lilly Eskelsen Garcia told reporters.


Q&A: Arne Duncan Talks Testing, Turnarounds, and ESEA at Age 50

The U.S. Secretary of Education has about 18 months left in office and lots of initiatives up in the air, including school turnarounds, teacher evaluation, and an NCLB rewrite.


Medicare Bill Would Also Fund Important Home Visiting Program

The Medicare bill, if it passes, would also extend for two years the Children's Health Insurance Plan, or CHIP.


Slim Chances for Early Ed. in NCLB Rewrite, Says Sen. Lamar Alexander

Sen. Lamar Alexander said the federal government already spends about $22 billion annually on various early-education programs, but the money is fragmented and often ineffective.


Rep. John Kline Hopeful for Vote on NCLB Rewrite After Easter Recess

In a talk to state schools chiefs, the House education committee chairman called the collapse of floor support for his GOP-backed bill "the perfect storm."


In Speech to State Chiefs, Arne Duncan Worries About NCLB Rewrite Stalling

Any ESEA reauthorization proposal that simply passes on a party-line vote, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, is "not policy, that's politics," and he worried that progress on reauthorization will continue to stall.


Common Core Foe Sen. Ted Cruz Enters GOP Presidential Race

Senator-turned-presidential candidate Ted Cruz's education platform could be described, in a nutshell, as Not Jeb Bush.


State Chiefs to Members of Congress: Reauthorize ESEA Now

States need to count on a permanent federal education policy, the head of the Council of Chief State School Officers told the group's annual legislative conference Monday.


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