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January 08, 2013

Early-Childhood Education Advocates Wary of Automatic Cuts

Head Start and federal child care grants could be squeezed by automatic, across-the-board cuts set to hit in March, unless Congress acts.

January 03, 2013

Conservative Rep. Todd Rokita Named Chairman of K-12 Panel

Rokita sought to slim down the U.S. Department of Education and to allow states to opt out of federal K-12 programs.

December 28, 2012

13 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2013

A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.

December 27, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: Schools Brace for Automatic Cuts to Education in 2013

Key federal K-12 programs are likely to be cut by 8.2 percent at the beginning of the new year, although most school districts won't feel the pain until next September.

December 19, 2012

Mikulski to Head Up Appropriations Panel

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who had a shot at the job, will stay on as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

November 07, 2012

Postelection, Kline Talks ESEA Renewal, Fiscal Cliff, and Bipartisanship

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the House education committee chairman, aim to mark up a bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act next year, and sees room for bipartisanship on charters.

September 24, 2012

Miller to Duncan: Waivers May Offer Too Much Leeway On Grad Rates

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Education committee, is worried that the department isn't holding states feet to the fire when it comes to monitoring graduation rates in states that have received waivers from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 14, 2012

White House Outlines Impact of Looming Sequestration Cuts

Most federal education programs could be cut by 8.2 percent if Congress fails to head off across-the-board spending cuts, the Office of Management and Budget estimates.

September 06, 2012

Congress' Dysfunction Hurts K-12, Senator Warns

There's plenty of K-12 policy action nationally, but Congress can't take much credit, says U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., former Denver schools chief.

August 21, 2012

Is Education Playing in Congressional Races?

Some congressional races have implications for K-12 policy and spending.

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