Sen. Lamar Alexander said the federal government already spends about $22 billion annually on various early-education programs, but the money is fragmented and often ineffective.
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March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015
In a talk to state schools chiefs, the House education committee chairman called the collapse of floor support for his GOP-backed bill "the perfect storm."
March 23, 2015
States need to count on a permanent federal education policy, the head of the Council of Chief State School Officers told the group's annual legislative conference Monday.
March 18, 2015
The U.S. Senate's fiscal 2016 budget proposal would fund the federal government to the tune of $493 billion, keeping in place the across-the-board spending caps under sequestration.
March 17, 2015
The House Republican spending plan includes $493 billion for discretionary spending across the federal government and would make $5.5 trillion in spending reductions in the next 10 years.
March 16, 2015
Congressional efforts to give the outdated No Child Left Behind Act a facelift headlined this year's Council of the Great City Schools annual legislative conference.
March 12, 2015
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."
March 09, 2015
The announcement comes a little more than a week after GOP leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives abandoned a vote on a GOP-backed overhaul bill.
March 05, 2015
A couple of "grassroots" education bloggers may have had a hand in stalling—or maybe even outright stopping—the legislation.
March 04, 2015
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.