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March 04, 2015

Stand-Off Over Spending Levels for Federal Education Programs Begins

Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.

March 03, 2015

D.C. Voucher Program at Center of Fiscal Fight (Again)

The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.

February 27, 2015

Passage of GOP-Backed NCLB Rewrite Could Be Delayed, Amid Conservative Backlash

House leaders may hold off on a final vote on a Republican-backed bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law, amid pushback from powerful GOP lobbying groups

February 26, 2015

Despite Hiccups, House Nearing the Finish Line In NCLB Rewrite Debate

The chamber will reconvene again Friday morning to consider three additional amendments, including one that would wholesale replace the measure with a Democratic version, before holding a final vote on the entire bill.

February 25, 2015

Title I Portability for Private Schools to Get No Floor Vote in House NCLB Debate

The House rules committee will allow 44 of the 125 amendments filed to the GOP-backed rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act to be debated Thursday.

February 25, 2015

Efforts to Make NCLB Rewrite More Conservative Could Snag Process

Republicans who don't think the House No Child Left Behind Act rewrite goes far enough in restoring education decisions to the states could gum up the works in floor debate.

February 23, 2015

Lawmakers File Amendments Ahead of House Debate to Overhaul NCLB

The bulk of the 125 amendments came from Democrats who are seeking to restore accountability and dedicated funding streams for certain education programs.

February 23, 2015

Governors Express Anxiety Over NCLB Rewrite Moving Through Congress

Making public schools work better is a "personal mission" for many governors, said Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Nevada Republican, at a National Governors Association meeting.

February 19, 2015

House Set to Pass NCLB Rewrite Next Friday

A new schedule would send the Republican-backed No Child Left Behind rewrite to the floor for debate Wednesday and Thursday, with a final vote scheduled for Friday morning.

February 17, 2015

National Teachers' Unions Step Up Lobbying Efforts on NCLB Rewrite

The NEA and AFT have launched separate grass-roots lobbying efforts in hopes of continuing to push their priorities for the federal K-12 overhaul.

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