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January 28, 2014

How Will Education Play in the State of the Union?

President Barack Obama is expected to use his State of the Union speech to make clear he's willing to exert executive power and influence to push his education priorities.

January 22, 2014

Obama's State of the Union Speeches and Education: A Scorecard

Obama typically uses his annual address to Congress to outline an edu-wish list for the year.

January 16, 2014

How Did the NEA Grade Members of Congress?

Every year, the nation's largest teachers' union gives an A-through-F grade to every member of Congress, taking into account how they vote on key issues.

January 13, 2014

Boosts for Head Start, Title I, Special Education in Federal Spending Bill

The spending bill is the first since Congress temporarily put the brakes on sequestration, the 5 percent, across-the-board cuts to federal programs that went into effect last March.

January 13, 2014

Rep. George Miller, Major Education-Reform Advocate in Congress, to Retire

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House education committee and a member of Congress for four decades, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election after this term.

January 10, 2014

Will Congress Find Money for Both Race to the Top and Early Learning?

There may not be enough new money at lawmakers' disposal to fund both programs at a level that makes the White House happy.

January 08, 2014

Cantor Hits Critics of Expanding School Choice

Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the House Majority Leader, used a high-profile speech on K-12 to draw attention to what he sees as a concerted effort to tamp down school choice.

January 07, 2014

Will Early-Childhood Education Get a Boost from Congress?

How much, if any, money will Congress provide for the administration's biggest new initiative, a plan to help states expand preschool to more four-year-olds?

December 24, 2013

What to Watch for When Congress Writes Edu-Spending Bills

Think education advocates work is all done now that Congress is all done with the big budget deal? Think again.

December 18, 2013

Miller on Waiver Renewals and Prospects for Breaking the Education Logjam

U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said he thinks it's "pretty hard to see" how ESEA will be reauthorized by the end of the Obama administration.

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