By guest blogger Nirvi Shah For George H.W. Bush, it was broccoli. For Sam (I am) it was green eggs and ham. For President Barack Obama, it's beets. It's not clear where the president stands on eating beets. Former President Bush was firm that he would not eat broccoli. The current president's distaste for the crimson root vegetable (once declared "the new spinach") hasn't stopped first lady Michelle Obama from planting beets in the White House garden, which has grown to about 1,500 square feet since it was originally planted. This week, the first lady was joined by ...
Sens. Lamar Alexander and Michael Bennet introduce a bill seeking to make better sense of the maze of federal and state K-12 regulations.
The latest temporary funding measure, which expires April 8, avoids a government shutdown for now and gives lawmakers more time to work on a budget for the rest of year.
The U.S. Secretary of Education, himself a former local school superintendent, isn't shy about using his bully pulpit, sometimes bruising feelings in the process.
The latest stopgap federal spending bill would continue K-12 funding at fiscal 2010 levels through April 8, but makes no new cuts to education.
District officials tell lawmakers that paperwork demanded by the federal government costs precious time and scarce dollars.
The "Big Four" lawmakers in the Senate overseeing reauthorization in that chamber have been meeting twice a week, for a couple of hours at a time, to have real, substantive discussions about reauthorization.
President Barack Obama drew a line in the sand against attempts to cut education spending as Congress struggles to come up with a federal budget for the rest of the year.
President Barack Obama is expected to give a speech this morning calling on Congress to "fix" the No Child Left Behind Act in time for the start of the next school year.
Top members of Congress overseeing reauthorization of the education law will head to the White House to talk things over.