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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.

May 05, 2014

U.S. House of Representatives Set to Consider Two Bipartisan Education Bills

The big partisan education legislation logjam seems to be breaking, at least a little bit, for more targeted bills

April 15, 2014

Rural Education Advocate to Serve as Top Democrat on House K-12 Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, an Iowan who is a major champion of rural schools, has been tapped to serve as the top Democrat on the House subcommittee that deals with K-12 policy.

April 10, 2014

How Will Early Childhood Education Play Out in the U.S. Senate?

Can the Senate education committee produce a bipartisan bill to expand pre-kindergarten? Probably not, but it sounds like Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the chairman of the panel wants to give it a shot.

April 09, 2014

Washington State Appears Headed for Waiver Revocation, Sources Say

An official announcement could come later this month—and, if the waiver is pulled, as expected, the move would make the Evergreen State the first to lose its flexibility.

April 08, 2014

In Testimony, Arne Duncan Continues to Distance Himself From Common Core

At a congressional hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answered questions about the common core and competitive grants, while testifying about his $68.6 billion budget request for the U.S. Department of Education.

April 08, 2014

Bipartisan Charter, Research Bills Sail Through House Education Committee

With movement stalled on big, politically charged pieces of legislation, such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, lawmakers are instead tackling targeted issues where it's easier to garner bipartisan support.

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