Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.
House Republicans introduced three bills Thursday afternoon in their opening bid to overhaul the Higher Education Act, including a proposal to simplify the student loan application.
A U.S. Education Department official overseeing the process tells state assessment officials to expect the initial draft this summer, and the final in the winter, after more input and public comment.
The bipartisan workforce training bill is scheduled for a vote in the Senate, and Senate Democrats plan to unveil their proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
Republicans on the House education committee plan to introduce a series of bills this week aimed at renewing the Higher Education Act, federal legislation that includes the entire student loan system.
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It's a timely question, given that there's been a lot of action in Race to the Top states over the last week that could spark big changes to states' overall plans.
Senate Democrats and Republicans, some of whom have been working more than a decade to overhaul the federal workforce training law, may finally have their day on the chamber floor.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan never actually told Oklahoma it could lose federal dollars if it withdrew from Common Core State Standards.
The Empire State could lose nearly $300 million if the state follows through on a proposal to put off incorporating test scores from common-core-aligned exams in teacher evaluation.