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September 13, 2016

Bill to Reauthorize Career and Technical Education Law Passed by U.S. House

The full House approved a bill that was unanimously backed by the chamber's education committee in July, and gives states some additional flexibility when it comes to CTE.

September 12, 2016

Ed. Sec. Bus Tour: From Early Education Through College

U.S. Secretary of Education John King kicked off a bus tour Monday that will go through six states and eleven cities and towns, ending in New Orleans on Friday at a charter school that has seen a significant turnaround.

August 25, 2016

Can Ken Burns Documentaries Replace Teachers? A U.S. Senator Floats the Idea

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is apparently a fan of Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War" and thinks they can do the job typically done by teachers.

August 04, 2016

Coalition Including Black Lives Matter Calls for 'Fully Funded Education'

The new K-12 policy platform from a coalition that includes Black Lives Matter calls for a constitutional amendment for education funding, and also seeks state-level ballot initiatives to provide additional resources for education.

July 14, 2016

House Panel Backs K-12 Spending Bill Targeting Obama Transgender Guidance

The House appropriations committee's education spending bill for fiscal 2017 boosts federal spending on special education and a new block grant, but makes cuts to or eliminates several other programs.

July 12, 2016

More Details on the House Education Funding Bill

Last week, we reported on key aspects of the spending bill that was approved by the House panel overseeing education funding, such as the increases for the Title IV block grant and special education.

July 12, 2016

As He Mulls Return to Washington, Here's Former Sen. Evan Bayh's K-12 Record

In 2009, following the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., a longtime K-12 policy leader, Bayh was mentioned as someone who could fill the void on education issues.

July 07, 2016

My Enemy's Enemy: Sen. Alexander's NEA Award Caps Recent Political Alliance

The National Education Association and Sen. Lamar Alexander have developed a good working relationship, resulting in several legislative wins, including the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 07, 2016

House Panel OKs Bill With Cuts to Ed. Department, Hike for Special Education

The panel's top Democrat said the bill would cut or eliminate more than a dozen programs, despite bipartisan reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 07, 2016

Bill to Reauthorize Career and Technical Ed. Law Approved by House Committee

The bipartisan measure aims to better align CTE programs with the economy, focus more on disadvantaged students, and boost transparency and accountability for these programs.

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