As a White House hopeful, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz epitomizes several Republican positions regarding education, particularly when it comes to the federal government's role in public schools.
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January 28, 2016
January 12, 2016
Sen. Lamar Alexander, head of the Senate education committee, pledged to move fast if President Barack Obama nominates an education secretary, rather than continuing to have an acting secretary.
December 28, 2015
We've been pretty occupied with news and analysis of the Every Student Succeeds Act at the end of this year—and our readers have been pretty busy reading about it.
December 16, 2015
Title I funding would receive an increase after several years of flat funding, while charter schools, the National Assessment of Educational Programs, and Head Start would also see more money in the fiscal 2016 federal budget.
December 07, 2015
With Congress poised to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, eyes are now turning to how congressional budget negotiations will impact K-12 aid.
December 02, 2015
The House on Wednesday voted 359 to 64 to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act, which would scale back the federal role in education for the first time since the early 1980s.
November 30, 2015
The National Governors Association gave the legislation its "full endorsement," the first time the group has given a federal bill that kind of backing since 1996.
November 30, 2015
The ESSA is in many ways a U-turn from the current, much-maligned version of the ESEA law, the No Child Left Behind Act.
November 25, 2015
Last time, a conservative blogger was unhappy with the policy. This time, she's miffed about the process.
November 24, 2015
In the past, big-name researchers of traits like grit, persistence, and growth mindsets have all said such factors should not be measured for accountability purposes.