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January 24, 2012

Educators to Sit in First Lady's Box During Speech

Education issues are supposed to be one of four main themes in President Barack Obama's state of the union speech tonight. And so a handful of educators, students, and advocates will be guests of First Lady Michelle Obama.

January 24, 2012

Education Expected to Take Turn in State of the Union Spotlight

Look for education to be one of the policy areas highlighted by President Barack Obama as he delivers his annual, nationally televised address.

January 06, 2012

House GOP NCLB Proposal Would Scale Back Federal Role

House Republicans released a pair of bills today that would go the furthest of any proposal yet in dismantling the federal accountability at the heart of the decade-old No Child Left Behind Act.

January 05, 2012

CCSSO to Congress, Obama: Write a Bipartisan NCLB Bill

With Republicans on the House education committee poised to release a GOP-only bill on NCLB reauthorization, the Council of Chief State School Officers is calling on House education leaders to come together on bipartisan legislation.

January 05, 2012

House to Release Teacher, Accountability Bills This Week

The House education committee will put out draft bills this week that address the issues at the heart of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, teacher quality and accountability, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., said.

January 05, 2012

Feds Plan to Help Teens, Young Adults Find Summer Jobs

A new federal initiative pledges to put tens of thousands of teenagers and young adults to work this summer.

December 29, 2011

From State of the Union to Pizza as a Vegetable...A Year in Review

Many of the big events involved the push to reauthorize ESEA, the recognition that the legislation was indeed going nowhere, and finally the acknowledgment that the accountability landscape would temporarily but significantly change as the Obama administration granted waivers under No Child Left Behind.

December 21, 2011

Will Early Education Get a Piece of New Race to Top Funding?

U.S. Secretary of Education Ane Duncan won't yet commit to using new Race to the Top funding for early-learning.

December 16, 2011

House Budget Revives Money for Abstinence-Based Sex Ed

The Community-Based Abstinence Education program has the potential to be resurrected, and grow, based on Congressional action this week.

December 15, 2011

Budget Bill: Tiny Increase for Title I, Obama Ed. Programs Survive

Big priorities for President Barack Obama, including the administration's signature Race to the Top initiative, the Investing in Innovation grant program, and the School Improvement Grants, would continue.

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