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July 30, 2013

How Teaming on School Choice Helps Rand Paul and Lamar Alexander

It's clear the Kentucky and Tennessee Republicans have become buddies on school choice, a K-12 issue that unites most in the GOP and has political implications on both sides of the aisle.

July 26, 2013

Sens. Alexander and Paul Head to Tennessee, Team Up on Choice

Alexander and teaparty favorite Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will talk up school choice.

July 24, 2013

U.S. Senate Passes Student-Loan Compromise

A Senate bill passed July 24 could mean lower rates for students come this fall. But it could result in much higher rates in years to come.

July 24, 2013

Where Does the Education Spending Bill Stand in the House?

A House panel put off a vote on an K-12 spending bill, a move advocates think might be driven by the magnitude of cuts.

July 18, 2013

House Debates No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Makes Big Changes on Teacher Evaluation

Conservative lawmakers won a big concession today on the teacher-evaluation portion of a bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act.

July 18, 2013

House Scraps Teacher-Evaluation Mandate in NCLB Renewal Bill

The conservative wing of the GOP pushed Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education Committee, to what amounts to a major watering down of the teacher-evaluation portion of a bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

July 18, 2013

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Steps Up Opposition to GOP NCLB Rewrite

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put members on notice that it could consider a vote in favor of the Student Success Act as an un-business friendly.

June 21, 2013

Is NCLB Waiver Renewal the Next Big Issue?

With two more states poised to get waivers from NCLB accountability requirements, Rep. George Miller is keeping his eye on renewal.

June 19, 2013

House Committee Passes Partisan NCLB Renewal Bill

Another markup of the Elementary and Secondary Education bill, another totally predictable partisan vote.

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.

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