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April 10, 2014

How Will Early Childhood Education Play Out in the U.S. Senate?

Can the Senate education committee produce a bipartisan bill to expand pre-kindergarten? Probably not, but it sounds like Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the chairman of the panel wants to give it a shot.

April 09, 2014

Washington State Appears Headed for Waiver Revocation, Sources Say

An official announcement could come later this month—and, if the waiver is pulled, as expected, the move would make the Evergreen State the first to lose its flexibility.

April 08, 2014

In Testimony, Arne Duncan Continues to Distance Himself From Common Core

At a congressional hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answered questions about the common core and competitive grants, while testifying about his $68.6 billion budget request for the U.S. Department of Education.

April 08, 2014

Bipartisan Charter, Research Bills Sail Through House Education Committee

With movement stalled on big, politically charged pieces of legislation, such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, lawmakers are instead tackling targeted issues where it's easier to garner bipartisan support.

April 02, 2014

Bipartisan House Bill Would Make Research More Timely, Relevant

The bill would call for educators to have a seat at the table in setting research policy, bolster state longitudinal data systems, and protect student privacy.

April 02, 2014

Former Teacher Joins House Education Panel; Bipartisan Research Bill Out Today

Rep. Mark Takano, a former teacher from Riverside, Calif., has been tapped to serve on the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

April 01, 2014

Bill Aims to Boost Growth of High-Quality Charter Schools; Cross-Aisle Support Seen

States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools—and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education—under a bipartisan bill in Congress.

April 01, 2014

Sen. Bennet Talks Federal Role, Delisle Talks State-Level Action at EdWeek Event

At Education Week's "Leaders to Learn From" live event in Washington, top federal policymakers discussed their role in school improvement.

March 31, 2014

Kline Announces Bipartisan Charter School Legislation

The charter school bill is likely to look similar to a bill that passed the House by a huge bipartisan margin of 365-54 back in 2011.

March 25, 2014

Hearing Weighs How Congress Should Improve Teacher Preparation

The federal government asks for a lot of data from schools of education, but some at a U.S. Senate hearing questioned if it helps prospective teachers prepare for the classroom.

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