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May 04, 2017

Bill to Revamp Career and Technical Education Law Introduced in House

The legislation introduced Thursday to revamp the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act is similar to a bipartisan bill that passed the House last year.

May 04, 2017

Cutting K-12, Boosting Choice: Reagan Failed, Will Trump Succeed?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos hasn't been up to Capitol Hill to testify on the Trump administration's budget yet. But when she does, she may want to take some cues from her predecessor, Terrel H. Bell.

May 01, 2017

Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education

In the proposed deal covering the rest of fiscal 2017 through September, after-school programs would get an increase, but teacher development grants would see a notable cut.

April 26, 2017

Governors Urge Congress to Boost Funding for Rural Schools Program

The biggest state beneficiaries of the program, which is linked to revenue derived from timber harvests on federal lands, include Oregon, California, and Idaho.

April 14, 2017

Top Dem. Senators Ask for Federal Study of Tax-Credit School Choice Programs

Tax-credit scholarships could be one of several ways that President Donald Trump's administration and Congress could use to promote school choice from Washingto

April 04, 2017

House Education Committee Approves Bill Updating Juvenile-Justice Law

The bill, which passed on a voice vote, makes changes to data collection and reporting and to the contact juveniles can have with adult inmates, among other provisions.

March 30, 2017

Top Democrat Introduces Bill to Direct Over $5 Billion to 'Disconnected' Youth

Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the top Democrat on the House education committee, wants the money to be used by local community partnerships for dropout prevention, workforce training, and more.

March 22, 2017

Fifty Education Groups Tell Congress: Reject the GOP Health Care Bill

Advocates for school districts, students in special education, and others are worried about the impact of potential cuts to Medicaid on schools.

March 21, 2017

Here's What Key Lawmakers Told State Chiefs About ESSA, Budget

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., offered widely different takes on ESSA implementation and the federal budget in speeches to the Council of Chief State School Officers.

March 14, 2017

Here's What You Should Know About That Voucher Bill From Rep. Steve King

H.R. 610, a bill to create federally supported vouchers, is getting a lot of attention in the education community, but it faces several obstacles.

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