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April 08, 2014

Bipartisan Charter, Research Bills Sail Through House Education Committee

With movement stalled on big, politically charged pieces of legislation, such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, lawmakers are instead tackling targeted issues where it's easier to garner bipartisan support.

April 02, 2014

Bipartisan House Bill Would Make Research More Timely, Relevant

The bill would call for educators to have a seat at the table in setting research policy, bolster state longitudinal data systems, and protect student privacy.

April 02, 2014

Former Teacher Joins House Education Panel; Bipartisan Research Bill Out Today

Rep. Mark Takano, a former teacher from Riverside, Calif., has been tapped to serve on the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

April 01, 2014

Bill Aims to Boost Growth of High-Quality Charter Schools; Cross-Aisle Support Seen

States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools—and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education—under a bipartisan bill in Congress.

April 01, 2014

Sen. Bennet Talks Federal Role, Delisle Talks State-Level Action at EdWeek Event

At Education Week's "Leaders to Learn From" live event in Washington, top federal policymakers discussed their role in school improvement.

March 31, 2014

Kline Announces Bipartisan Charter School Legislation

The charter school bill is likely to look similar to a bill that passed the House by a huge bipartisan margin of 365-54 back in 2011.

March 25, 2014

Hearing Weighs How Congress Should Improve Teacher Preparation

The federal government asks for a lot of data from schools of education, but some at a U.S. Senate hearing questioned if it helps prospective teachers prepare for the classroom.

March 25, 2014

Can the U.S. House of Representatives Pass a Bipartisan Child-Care Bill?

The House education committee had lots of praise for a bipartisan U.S. Senate bill on child care, but leaders are skeptical of new spending.

March 24, 2014

Is Congress Beginning to Tackle the Education Legislation Logjam?

Negotiations have restarted on the Education Sciences Reform Act, a child-care bill sailed through the Senate, and a bipartisan charter school bill is in the works.

March 24, 2014

Kline Seeks to Make Special Education Funding a Priority

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, said recently that he will be pouring new energy into a perennial priority: Bolstering funding for special education.

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