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June 16, 2015

House GOP Aims to Cut Education Funding, Including Obama Priorities

The House Appropriations Committee bill would fund the Education Department to the tune of $64.4 billion, which is $2.8 billion below the fiscal year 2015 level and $6.4 billion below the president's budget request.

June 16, 2015

Refresher: What's in the Senate ESEA Rewrite, and Amendments to Watch For

A bipartisan bill could hit the Senate floor as early as this week, and members plan to file amendments on Title I, accountability, bullying, and employee background checks.

June 14, 2015

Refresher: What's in the House ESEA Bill?

The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday.

June 11, 2015

Rep. Bobby Scott Introduces Bill to Update Federal Juvenile Justice Law

There haven't been many signs that House Republican leadership is interested in the subject, but there's a big bipartisan push in the Senate to address the entire criminal justice system, which could give it wings.

June 10, 2015

House Looks to Resurrect ESEA Bill for Action as Early as Next Week

The stalled renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could start moving again in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources say.

June 09, 2015

Senate Gears Up for ESEA Floor Debate

Alexander said that he and his staff have been working in close concert with the President Obama and his staff on substance of the reauthorization.

June 03, 2015

Former Rep. George Miller Worried Senate ESEA Rewrite Lacks Accountability

The issue of whether the bipartisan Senate ESEA reauthorization bill includes enough protections for poor and minority students is sure to be one of the biggest debates if the bill is brought the Senate floor, as it's expected to sometime this summer.

June 02, 2015

Policy Group to Congress on ESEA: Don't Let the Perfect Be Enemy of the Good

When the Senate's ESEA reauthorization bill is called up for debate at the end of this month or early July, messaging will be crucial to garnering support for the bill from both sides of the aisle.

May 19, 2015

Early-Education Bill Reintroduced in the House, But Prospects Still Grim

When it was first introduced in 2013, the bill had a hefty price tag of $30 billion over the first five years and only got the support of three Republicans.

May 14, 2015

Lawmakers Eager to See Bureau of Indian Education Reimagined

A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.

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