Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., aka Mr. Let's-Ditch-the-Department-of-Education, got a seat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Paul is also a member of the Senate's new tea party caucus. Paul's appointment, obviously, isn't curtains for 400 Maryland Ave. But Paul is going to be a tough customer who probably won't rush to sign off on the administration's ideas for ESEA renewal. The committee still has a number of GOP moderates though, including new member Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois. Here's the full list of folks on the Senate Education Committee: Democrats: Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa (who is ...
George Will on Arne Duncan: He's the Obama administration's redeeming feature.
A day after the State of the Union speech, the education secretary and members of the Senate's "Big 8" on education policy say they want to move swiftly to make changes to the nine-year-old law.
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.