Senate Republicans are concerned about the U.S. Department of Education's authority to change evaluation criteria for state special education systems.
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August 12, 2014
August 07, 2014
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., handily beat out tea party challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, in Thursday's primary.
August 07, 2014
August is a great time to take a deep dive into Head Start, extended learning time, and peer-reviewed assessments.
August 06, 2014
As the electronic cigarette trend reaches an increasing number of youths, Senate Democrats want the FDA to take additional steps to regulate the industry's marketing tactics.
August 05, 2014
Congress left town for its August recess last week without filling a number of key positions at the U.S. Department of Education. That means some folks are stuck with "acting" at the start of their title, and other positions are just plain vacant.
August 01, 2014
A look at how the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are donating to House and Senate campaigns.
July 30, 2014
U.S. Senators Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced a bill Wednesday that would tighten restrictions on the use of student data.
July 29, 2014
House Republicans include far less funding in their aid package to address the surge of child immigrants at the border than Senate Democrats.
July 25, 2014
The House passed three higher education bills this week as part of its piecemeal efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which the Senate is also trying to tackle.
July 24, 2014
The Senate Appropriations Committee officially released its education spending proposal for fiscal year 2015, and the House Budget Committee unveiled a series of education policy proposals.