Special education organizations join the debate having lost two of their biggest champions on Capitol Hill, when Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, retired.
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Our hope for a busy education calendar is bolstered by the education committee chairmen, who have signaled their intent to get an Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization through committee by Valentine's Day.
December 30, 2014
We're pretty sure that early drafts of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization won't mimic the Education Department's waiver program.
December 29, 2014
Teachers lunching with President Barack Obama came in at No. 3, ahead of midterm election results and State of the Union address.
December 18, 2014
It can also be pretty tricky to communicate with parents and the public about the standards, states told the GAO, which is considered Congress' investigative arm.
December 15, 2014
That's an idea that's likely to prove popular with education organizations, especially teachers' unions.
December 15, 2014
Lawmakers want the School Improvement Grant program to be more flexible for states. And they want to see the Investing in Innovation grant program focused on high schools.
December 12, 2014
Education advocates will be pleased to know that her top priorities for the committee include reauthorizing the long-stalled No Child Left Behind law.
December 11, 2014
Only one of the eight new GOP members of the House education panel have any real education policy experience.
December 10, 2014
Early childhood education may be a bipartisan issue across the country, but the federal government can't seem to match that momentum, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Wednesday.