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January 07, 2015

Where Do Special Education Groups Stand on Annual NCLB Tests?

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.

January 06, 2015

What Should We Expect From the 114th Congress?

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

10 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2015

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

Top Ten Politics K-12 Moments of 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

Common Core, Non-Common Core States Face Similar Challenges, GAO Says

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

GOP Senate Aides Working on Draft ESEA Bill That Could Ditch Annual Testing

That's an idea that's likely to prove popular with education organizations, especially teachers' unions.

December 15, 2014

Congress Tweaks School Improvement Grants, i3 in Spending Bill

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

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to Take Top Democratic Spot on Education Panel

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

House Education Committee Welcomes New Republican Members

Only one of the eight new GOP members of the House education panel have any real education policy experience.

December 10, 2014

White House Kicks Off Summit on Early-Childhood Education

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.

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