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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.

April 25, 2013

Got an Idea for Revamping Higher Education? Tell Congress

The House education committee is getting ready to tackle reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

April 22, 2013

House GOP Lawmakers Want More Information on NCLB Waivers

Republicans questions on implementation pinpoint the political and policy challenges inherent in the NCLB waivers.

April 19, 2013

GOP Senator: No More Federal Money for Common Core

Congress wouldn't pump another penny into encouraging stats to adopt the common core standards, or overseeing their implementation if Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has his way.

April 18, 2013

School Safety, Mental Health Programs Falter with Gun Bill

Fans of bipartisan-backed school safety and mental health bills will have to find another legislative vehicle for their programs.

April 17, 2013

Senators to Arne Duncan: Stop Flat-Funding Key K-12 Programs

The U.S. Secretary of Education endures some pointed questioning on the Obama administration's education-funding priorities at a Senate hearing on the president's proposed budget.

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