Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who had a shot at the job, will stay on as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
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December 19, 2012
November 07, 2012
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the House education committee chairman, aim to mark up a bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act next year, and sees room for bipartisanship on charters.
September 24, 2012
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Education committee, is worried that the department isn't holding states feet to the fire when it comes to monitoring graduation rates in states that have received waivers from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.
September 14, 2012
Most federal education programs could be cut by 8.2 percent if Congress fails to head off across-the-board spending cuts, the Office of Management and Budget estimates.
September 06, 2012
There's plenty of K-12 policy action nationally, but Congress can't take much credit, says U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., former Denver schools chief.
August 21, 2012
Some congressional races have implications for K-12 policy and spending.
August 14, 2012
Schools participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program should be able to serve frozen, dried, and canned items, a House committee says, although the program was created to introduce poor children to fresh produce they are unlikely to eat at home.
July 26, 2012
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings were both big NCLB fans back in 2001, but times have changed. Can two of the biggest names in federal education policy find common ground on NCLB?
July 25, 2012
So there was a big hearing today on the impact of looming across-the-board domestic funding cuts, held by the Senate appropriations panel that deals with education spending. Now, U.S. Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education Committee, is hoping his panel will follow...
July 25, 2012
A set of sweeping, across-the-board trigger cuts set to go into effect in January would be "devastating" to education programs, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Democratic lawmakers said at a hearing today.