After nearly four decades in Congress, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the education panel, begins his farewells and lauds the committee's soon-to-be next chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
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November 18, 2014
November 17, 2014
The Child Care and Development Block grant program, which hasn't been updated since 1996, helps low-income families pay for child care.
November 14, 2014
Schools overseen by the Bureau of Indian Education have serious financial problems that includes the accumulation of unspent funds intended for instructional purposes such as special education, the report says.
November 11, 2014
Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.
November 10, 2014
The child care development block grant could be on the president's desk by the end of next week.
November 06, 2014
Now that Republicans have taken control of both chambers of Congress, this could very well be the last year of the Investing in Innovation program.
November 04, 2014
In the country's most expensive contest, Republican challenger Thom Tillis ousted Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.
November 04, 2014
With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.
October 28, 2014
Federal and state accountability must do more than just hold schools' feet to the fire on student outcomes, civil rights groups say in a letter to President Barack Obama.
October 14, 2014
No matter which party comes out ahead on Election Day, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will have a new leader.