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December 12, 2014

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to Take Top Democratic Spot on Education Panel

Education advocates will be pleased to know that her top priorities for the committee include reauthorizing the long-stalled No Child Left Behind law.

December 11, 2014

House Education Committee Welcomes New Republican Members

Only one of the eight new GOP members of the House education panel have any real education policy experience.

December 10, 2014

White House Kicks Off Summit on Early-Childhood Education

Early childhood education may be a bipartisan issue across the country, but the federal government can't seem to match that momentum, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

December 10, 2014

Spending Bill Would Fund Preschool Grants, But Not Race to Top

Overall, the U.S. Department of Education would be funded to the tune of $70.5 billion, a slight $133 million decrease from fiscal 2014.

December 09, 2014

Education Research Bill Will Have to Wait for 2015

If you were hoping that Congress would add the Education Sciences Reform Act to the list of bills it will pass during this short lame duck session, you're going to be disappointed.

December 08, 2014

White House Nutrition Expert Departs as Congress Ponders School Lunch Regs

The House is expected to unveil a spending bill Tuesday that could include policy riders that soften the Obama administration's school lunch regulations.

December 05, 2014

What Does Congress's Budget Squabble Mean for Education?

The current spending bill is set to expire next week, and lawmakers have yet to agree on how to keep the government up and running.

December 03, 2014

House to Vote on Short-Lived Education Tax Breaks

The tax breaks, which would promptly expire Jan. 1, 2015, would reinstate tax breaks for some schools, teachers, and those paying tuition.

December 02, 2014

What Might a Republican No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Look Like?

Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.

November 19, 2014

Rep. Bobby Scott Tapped as Top Democrat on House Education Panel

Scott may be more skeptical of test-based accountability than his predecessor, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif, an original author of the NCLB law.

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