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March 13, 2014

U.S. Senate Approves Child Care Block Grant Bill

The Child Care bill is one of the first bipartisan education measures to clear the chamber recently.

March 12, 2014

U.S. Senate Set to Vote on Child-Care Bill Aimed at Bolstering Program Quality

The U.S. Senate is set to consider a bill that would update the Child Care and Development Block Grant program, which hasn't gotten a makeover since 1996.

March 11, 2014

NEA Pushes Legislation to Reduce Testing

The federal footprint on standardized testing would shrink under a bill set to be introduced by Reps. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., that has major backing from the largest teachers union.

March 06, 2014

Advocates to Congress: Increase Dollars, Not Just Quality, for Child Care Grants

A real-deal, honest-to-goodness bipartisan early childhood bill could actually make it past the finish line this year. Are early education advocates dancing in the streets? Well...not quite yet

March 03, 2014

Obama to Propose Race to the Top for Educational Equity

Sources say a program to be unveiled in the fiscal 2015 budget would include a teacher-equity component, as well as seek to close gaps in areas such as student discipline.

February 28, 2014

Why Early-Childhood Education May Be a Winner (Again) in This Year's Budget

The administration is expected to ask Congress for more money for early-childhood education and just might just get a bit of it.

February 27, 2014

U.S. Senate to Consider Child Care and Development Block Grant Bill

The U.S. Senate is going to take up a bill to revise the Child Care and Development Block Grant program—which hasn't been renewed since 1996—as soon as next week.

February 26, 2014

GOP Seeks Answers on Arne Duncan's Teacher Equity Plans

Key House Republicans want to know how the U.S. Department of Education plans to pursue a proposed "50-state strategy" that would have states revamp their "highly qualified" teacher plans.

February 24, 2014

What Should the Next Round of Race to the Top Early Learning Look Like?

The department made it clear that this new competition will be "distinct" from past efforts, and the new money is a wide-open slate.

February 21, 2014

Will Sen. Murray Be Able to Help Washington Keep Its NCLB Waiver?

Sen. Murray is trying her best to make the state's case to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, but it seems to be far from a slam dunk.

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