The vote puts school districts and early-childhood education programs one step closer to getting some relief from the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration.
Recently in Congress Category
December 12, 2013
December 10, 2013
A federal spending plan unveiled Tuesday night would leave the door open for lawmakers to boost spending on disadvantaged children and students in special education.
December 05, 2013
If you were looking for a poster-child for how congressional dysfunction is affecting lawmakers' ability to get even the smallest things done, this may be it.
November 19, 2013
Lawmakers questioned the wisdom of the Obama administration's proposal to create a new high school redesign program using U.S. Department of Labor funds.
November 14, 2013
A hearing at the House Education and the Workforce Committee exposed familiar rifts among federal lawmakers over the measure's costs and overall goals.
November 13, 2013
Despite bipartisan backing, a pre-K measure that would cost more than $30 billion in federal funds over its first five years faces big hurdles in a Congress consumed with budget cutting.
November 12, 2013
Education advocates continue to see the next few weeks as a crucial crunch-time when it comes to putting an end to the 5 percent sequestration cuts.
November 08, 2013
Congress can't seem to do anything bipartisan these days, but a forthcoming preschool bill by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., will be a key exception.
November 07, 2013
A rally on Capitol Hill aimed to fire up advocates who have just weeks to make their case against across-the-board budget cuts before a congressional panel makes its own recommendations.
November 06, 2013
The panel may examine how the new law has impacted district hiring of part-time employees and substitute teachers.