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June 17, 2013

Could Conservative Criticism Create Hurdles for NCLB Renewal?

Some conservatives say Rep. John Kline's bill doesn't go far enough when it comes to getting rid of the federal role in K-12.

June 10, 2013

Senate NCLB Markup: Your Cheat Sheet

There are going to be 40 amendments to the Democratic-only bill tommorrow.

June 06, 2013

Obama Calls for Revamping of Federal E-rate Program

An Obama administration plan would ask the Federal Communications Commission to make potentially broad changes to the E-rate program, which provides tech support to schools.

June 04, 2013

Senate Democrats to Unveil NCLB Reauthorization Bill

A Senate Democratic bill to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act would require states set achievement and growth targets for students, but is unlikely to become law.

May 24, 2013

Alabama Congresswoman Takes Aim at Common Core Standards

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., has introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. Department of Education and the education secretary from using federal grant money or waivers to encourage states to adopt common standards or tests.

May 23, 2013

U.S. House Passes Student Loan Bill, But Endgame Remains Murky

Federally subsidized loan rates are set to double in just a month and a half unless lawmakers and the administration can come to an agreement.

May 14, 2013

Lawmakers Vote to Boost STEM Education in Immigration Bill

New funding for STEM education at the U.S. Department of Education included in the U.S. Senate's immigration legislation.

May 09, 2013

Student-Achievement Goals at Issue in Senate NCLB Renewal Effort

Philosophical differences on a couple of key areas have scuttled the chance at bipartisanship between the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate's education committee.

May 07, 2013

House Education Panel Discusses NCLB Renewal

Will this finally be the year that Congress actually reauthorizes the No Child Left Behind Act, which has been awaiting renewal for more than six years?

April 30, 2013

Democrats, Republicans Go After the Mommy Vote

Republicans and Democrats are each hoping to make their case to mothers (and parents in general) in advance of the 2014 midterm election.

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