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May 29, 2014

New School Choice Bill Targets Military Families, Special-Needs Students

Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., is introducing a bill that aims to increase school-choice programs for military and special needs children.

May 22, 2014

Clash in Congress Continues Over School Meal Rules

Senate panel's amendment includes a plan to provide training for schools to comply with student nutrition standards.

May 21, 2014

Bipartisan Workforce Bill Would Help Students Leaving Special Education

States and school districts would be charged with thinking much more critically about how to help students who have been in special education make the transition into the workforce.

May 19, 2014

Spending Bill Would Allow Some Schools to Wiggle Out of New Nutrition Standards

The proposal would require the waivers for districts that can demonstrate at least six months of net revenue loss from compliance.

May 14, 2014

Bipartisan Draft Bill Would Revamp Federal Student Privacy Law

U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch released a "discussion draft" of a bill that would overhaul the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.

May 14, 2014

Senate Education Panel OKs Preschool Expansion on Partisan Vote

The measure has strong backing from the administration, but its political prospects are iffy at best.

May 09, 2014

House Poised to Pass Bipartisan Charter Legislation, But Senate Future Uncertain

Charter advocates say the federal charter program, which was last reauthorized along with the rest of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act back in 2001, is way overdue for an update.

May 08, 2014

Bill to Make Over Federal Education Research Quietly Passes the House

The legislation calls for new or improved collection of data, and it would add a new focus on examining the implementation of a particular policy or strategy.

May 06, 2014

As House Is Set to Consider Charter Legislation, Key Senators Write Own Bill

Bipartisan charter school legislation is expected to sail through the U.S. House of Representatives later this week. And now a cadre of bipartisan cadre of senators are slated to introduce their own, nearly identical charter bill.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Quizzes Duncan on Waivers, Spending

Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.

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