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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December 15, 2011
November 18, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The bill to be debated next week reflects "10 months of bipartisan negotiations."
October 11, 2011
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.