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December 12, 2013

U.S. House Votes to Roll Back Sequestration

The vote puts school districts and early-childhood education programs one step closer to getting some relief from the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration.

December 10, 2013

Budget Deal Could Offer School Districts Relief from Sequestration

A federal spending plan unveiled Tuesday night would leave the door open for lawmakers to boost spending on disadvantaged children and students in special education.

December 05, 2013

Bipartisan Negotiations Break Down on Education Research Bill

If you were looking for a poster-child for how congressional dysfunction is affecting lawmakers' ability to get even the smallest things done, this may be it.

November 19, 2013

Should Career-and-Tech Dollars Be Competitive? No Way, Says Congress

Lawmakers questioned the wisdom of the Obama administration's proposal to create a new high school redesign program using U.S. Department of Labor funds.

November 14, 2013

Hill Lawmakers Wrangle Over Health-Care Law's Costs to Schools, Colleges

A hearing at the House Education and the Workforce Committee exposed familiar rifts among federal lawmakers over the measure's costs and overall goals.

November 13, 2013

House and Senate Preschool Bills: A Guide to the Latest Proposal

Despite bipartisan backing, a pre-K measure that would cost more than $30 billion in federal funds over its first five years faces big hurdles in a Congress consumed with budget cutting.

November 12, 2013

Education, Public Safety, Health Advocates Fight Sequester Cuts

Education advocates continue to see the next few weeks as a crucial crunch-time when it comes to putting an end to the 5 percent sequestration cuts.

November 08, 2013

House Democrats to Field Bipartisan Preschool Bill

Congress can't seem to do anything bipartisan these days, but a forthcoming preschool bill by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., will be a key exception.

November 07, 2013

How Are Lawmakers, Education Advocates Fighting Sequestration?

A rally on Capitol Hill aimed to fire up advocates who have just weeks to make their case against across-the-board budget cuts before a congressional panel makes its own recommendations.

November 06, 2013

House GOP to Probe How Health Care Law Has Hit Schools and Colleges

The panel may examine how the new law has impacted district hiring of part-time employees and substitute teachers.

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