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March 25, 2014

Can the U.S. House of Representatives Pass a Bipartisan Child-Care Bill?

The House education committee had lots of praise for a bipartisan U.S. Senate bill on child care, but leaders are skeptical of new spending.

March 24, 2014

Is Congress Beginning to Tackle the Education Legislation Logjam?

Negotiations have restarted on the Education Sciences Reform Act, a child-care bill sailed through the Senate, and a bipartisan charter school bill is in the works.

March 24, 2014

Kline Seeks to Make Special Education Funding a Priority

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, said recently that he will be pouring new energy into a perennial priority: Bolstering funding for special education.

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.

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