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.
Recently in Congress Category
May 23, 2013
May 14, 2013
New funding for STEM education at the U.S. Department of Education included in the U.S. Senate's immigration legislation.
May 09, 2013
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
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
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
The House education committee is getting ready to tackle reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
April 22, 2013
Republicans questions on implementation pinpoint the political and policy challenges inherent in the NCLB waivers.
April 19, 2013
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
Fans of bipartisan-backed school safety and mental health bills will have to find another legislative vehicle for their programs.
April 17, 2013
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.