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February 04, 2014

Arne Duncan's Chief Deputy: Second-Term Agenda Is Same as First

Jim Shelton, the acting deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, isn't putting his money on a big, bipartisan preschool bill coming out of Congress anytime soon.

January 31, 2014

Retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman Left Fingerprints on Education Policy

During his 40-year tenure, Rep. Waxman helped pass the Child Health Insurance Program and the Ryan White CARE Act.

January 29, 2014

Harkin's Wish List: Workforce Investment, Pre-K, & Maybe ESEA

The Iowa Democrat, who is retiring this year, said he will "try" to get a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act done before he leaves office.

January 28, 2014

Obama Sells Race to Top, Early-Childhood Education in State of the Union

The president also mounted an indirect defense of the common-core standards and a more spirited, direct defense of his signature Race to the Top program.

January 28, 2014

How Will Education Play in the State of the Union?

President Barack Obama is expected to use his State of the Union speech to make clear he's willing to exert executive power and influence to push his education priorities.

January 22, 2014

Obama's State of the Union Speeches and Education: A Scorecard

Obama typically uses his annual address to Congress to outline an edu-wish list for the year.

January 16, 2014

How Did the NEA Grade Members of Congress?

Every year, the nation's largest teachers' union gives an A-through-F grade to every member of Congress, taking into account how they vote on key issues.

January 13, 2014

Boosts for Head Start, Title I, Special Education in Federal Spending Bill

The spending bill is the first since Congress temporarily put the brakes on sequestration, the 5 percent, across-the-board cuts to federal programs that went into effect last March.

January 13, 2014

Rep. George Miller, Major Education-Reform Advocate in Congress, to Retire

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House education committee and a member of Congress for four decades, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election after this term.

January 10, 2014

Will Congress Find Money for Both Race to the Top and Early Learning?

There may not be enough new money at lawmakers' disposal to fund both programs at a level that makes the White House happy.

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