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.
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March 25, 2014
March 24, 2014
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
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
The Child Care bill is one of the first bipartisan education measures to clear the chamber recently.
March 12, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.