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February 02, 2016

Education Official on Congressional Hot Seat Over Financial Allegations

Danny Harris, the Education Department's chief information officer, has been counseled by the department about his actions, but isn't expected to receive further punishment.

January 28, 2016

Ted Cruz and Education: Five Facts to Know Before the Iowa Caucuses

As a White House hopeful, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz epitomizes several Republican positions regarding education, particularly when it comes to the federal government's role in public schools.

January 12, 2016

Alexander: If Obama Nominates an Ed. Sec., We Would Move Swiftly to Confirm

Sen. Lamar Alexander, head of the Senate education committee, pledged to move fast if President Barack Obama nominates an education secretary, rather than continuing to have an acting secretary.

December 28, 2015

The Top 10 Politics K-12 Blog Posts of 2015: Yes, ESSA Dominates

We've been pretty occupied with news and analysis of the Every Student Succeeds Act at the end of this year—and our readers have been pretty busy reading about it.

December 16, 2015

Education Spending Slated for $1.2 Billion Boost in Congressional Budget Deal

Title I funding would receive an increase after several years of flat funding, while charter schools, the National Assessment of Educational Programs, and Head Start would also see more money in the fiscal 2016 federal budget.

December 07, 2015

With Federal Budget Deal Expiring in Four Days, Where Does K-12 Spending Stand?

With Congress poised to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, eyes are now turning to how congressional budget negotiations will impact K-12 aid.

December 02, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization Coasts Through House; Next Stop: U.S. Senate

The House on Wednesday voted 359 to 64 to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act, which would scale back the federal role in education for the first time since the early 1980s.

November 30, 2015

Praise From Governors, State Chiefs Highlight Reactions to ESEA Bill

The National Governors Association gave the legislation its "full endorsement," the first time the group has given a federal bill that kind of backing since 1996.

November 30, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization: The Every Student Succeeds Act Explained

The ESSA is in many ways a U-turn from the current, much-maligned version of the ESEA law, the No Child Left Behind Act.

November 25, 2015

#StopESEA? Conservative Blogger Who May Have Helped Derail ESEA Has New Qualms

Last time, a conservative blogger was unhappy with the policy. This time, she's miffed about the process.

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