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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.

November 18, 2011

Pizza Emerges as New Political Hot Potato

Democrats are pushing to make pizza a political issue, lobbing criticism at Republicans for allowing a slice of cheese pizza to continue to count as a vegetable on school lunch trays.

November 16, 2011

Research Takes Center Stage At Congressional Hearing

So you've heard a lot about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. But there's this whole other law that gets much less attention: The Education Sciences Reform Act, which created the Institute for Education Sciences back in 2002. Today, the House Education and the Workf...

October 21, 2011

Obama Admin. Concerned With Harkin-Enzi Accountability

Sounds like the Obama administration is less than thrilled with the accountability provisions in a bill passed out of the Senate education committee yesterday.

October 20, 2011

Senate Ed. Panel Debates Goals, Turnarounds in ESEA Bill

The Senate education committee rejects an effort to change assessments and standards for students with disabilities and debates options for low-performing schools in the second day of markup on an ESEA reauthorization bill.

October 18, 2011

Loaded Issue: Senators Skin Spud Sanction

After all the mud-slinging about spuds over the course of the year, the pro-potato set has been able to hash out a way to undo limits on serving potatoes in schools.

October 18, 2011

Moderate Sens. Push Back on ESEA Bill's Teacher Evaluation

Teacher evaluation has already been a sticky issue in the debate over reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. And now it's getting even stickier.

October 15, 2011

State Chiefs Want ESEA Changes for Turnarounds, Growth

As part of a new No Child Left Behind, the Council of Chief State Schools Officers want more leeway in intervening in the lowest-performing schools, and in determining growth and performance targets.

October 14, 2011

Debate on ESEA Bill Slated for Oct. 19 in Senate Committee

The bill to be debated next week reflects "10 months of bipartisan negotiations."

October 11, 2011

Civil Rights, Disability Groups Trash Harkin NCLB Bill

Advocates for poor and minority students, students with disabilities, and others sent a letter to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wy., expressing deep concerns with legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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