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October 10, 2011

Bennet to Introduce Teacher Prep, ARPA-ED Amendments

Sen. Bennet is pleased that the committee appears poised to include salary comparability and Race to the Top in its ESEA renewal bill.

October 05, 2011

NEA Likes Senate GOP's Bill to Overhaul NCLB

Count the National Education Association as a fan (for the most part) of the No Child Left Behind Act renewal bill put forth last month by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

October 05, 2011

Proposed Rules About School Meals Remain a Hot Potato

If some folks had their way, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules about school meals, in particular the part about potatoes, might be better off without a section limiting starchy veggies.

October 05, 2011

District Advocates Favor House Education-Spending Bill

Some district officials would rather see increases for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education than new money for the Obama reform priorities, including Race to the Top.

September 29, 2011

Key Senate Panel Schedules Markup on ESEA Renewal Bill

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Oct. 18 plans to consider a measure reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

September 21, 2011

Senate Panel Votes to Freeze Funding for Key K-12 Programs

Overall education funding would remain stagnant, though some programs could see money restored, under a measure approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

September 19, 2011

Who in Education is Donating to the Supercommittee?

The nation's two largest teachers unions are among the top 100 donors to the 12 members of Congress who make up the powerful deficit-reduction panel, a campaign-contribution website says.

September 14, 2011

Alexander, GOP Senators Introduce Own ESEA Bills

Sen. Lamar Alexander and three colleagues announced a series of bills aimed at renewing pieces of No Child Left Behind, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

September 13, 2011

House Gives Bipartisan Stamp of Approval to Charter Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives took what has become a rare step today: It passed an education bill with broad bipartisan support. But there was still a lot of drama behind the scenes.

September 13, 2011

Obama to Make Sales Pitch for School Facilities Program

President Barack Obama will go to an Ohio high school to make a pitch for the school construction piece of his jobs plan.

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