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October 06, 2015

Departing Speaker Boehner Seeks to Renew D.C. Voucher Program

First created in 2004, the D.C. voucher program has been the proverbial political football in Congress for years.

October 05, 2015

Arne Duncan's on His Way Out: Does That Help or Hurt ESEA's Chances?

Experts and advocates are divided on whether Duncan's move will have a good, bad, or neutral effect on prospects of overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

September 29, 2015

Civil Rights Groups: Beef Up Accountability in NCLB Rewrite

Civil rights groups are running radio ads aimed at lawmakers who may play a key role in rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 29, 2015

Education Groups to Congress: Please Do Your Job and Reauthorize ESEA

The two national teachers' unions and the group representing state schools chiefs are among those saying now's the time to complete an Elementary and Secondary Education Act rewrite.

September 29, 2015

School Choice Fan Rep. Kevin McCarthy Could Be Next Speaker

The California Republican, elected in 2006, doesn't have nearly as long a resume on K-12 as did current Speaker John Boehner going into the job.

September 28, 2015

Education Department Updates Its Government Shutdown Plan

A long shutdown could disrupt aid to schools and colleges, the U.S. Department of Education warns.

September 25, 2015

House Speaker Boehner, Key Architect of NCLB, to Resign From Congress

Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, was the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce committee when Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, and played a key role in shepherding NCLB through the legislative process.

September 24, 2015

Reps. Messer, Rokita Raise Concerns About Title I Funds for Indiana Charters

"Public school students should not be penalized because they chose to attend a public charter school," the two congressional representatives wrote to Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz.

August 26, 2015

Former Sen. Mary Landrieu: Charters Increased Equity In New Orleans Schools

For the Louisiana Democrat, the most important story in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is the enhanced equity in the New Orleans' education system.

August 04, 2015

Federal Government Shutdown on the Horizon?

Members of Congress don't return to Washington until Sept. 8 and will have just 10 legislative days to find a path forward on the fiscal 2016 federal budget.

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