Nearly all the folks I spoke to after the State of the Union (including ESEA VIP Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.) were on message that the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act can be a chance for both parties to come together. And there were other signs that lawmakers want to send a message that education is something they can all work together on. Moments after the speech, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, introduced a joint statement with Sen. Mike Enzi, the top Republican on the panel, saying basically, ...


The president calls on Congress to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, tying his education proposals directly to the nation's economic future.


The guests in First Lady Michelle Obama's box will reinforce the themes of education and innovation.


President Obama is expected to talk a lot about K-12 policy in his State of the Union speech. Here's a look at what to watch for.


A second, smaller Race to the Top competition will attract far less interest from states.


Congressional Republicans are proposing to take back unused stimulus funds to pay for cuts to the federal budget.


Iowa is burning through its stimulus money the fastest, while Alaska, Wyoming and Texas have the most remaining.


Arne Duncan says common standards could produce technological innovations in schools. Top White House economic adviser Gene Sperling says the administration will seek to protect education, research, and development.


Sen. Bingaman will be the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate on ESEA reauthorization.


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is clearly not kidding around about wanting to get a bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act done this year. In fact, he's so committed, he's willing to brave Minnesota in the middle of January. Duncan is slated to appear with Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the newly-minted chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, at Crystal Lake Elementary School in Lakeville, Minn., next Friday. This marks the first time he's traveled to Kline's district. The high temperature is supposed to climb to 10 degrees. So I hope Duncan's packing some of ...


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