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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.

September 12, 2011

Key House Democrat Wants Hearings on Obama Jobs Plan Right Away

So will Obama big jobs plan actually reinvigorate the sluggish economy? Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, wants to know the answer to that question.

September 08, 2011

Obama Calls for $60 Billion to Save Teacher Jobs, Fix Schools

Jobs to improve schools and teaching are a large part of the president's $447 billion vision for spurring the sputtering economy.

September 07, 2011

Lawmaker Eyes School Construction to Spur Economy

School construction funding is the centerpiece of a bill to be introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., top Democrat on the House appropriations panel that oversees K-12 spending.

September 07, 2011

Don't Trash Talk the Tubers (or Corn, Peas, or Lima Beans)

Some U.S. senators are fighting a proposal that would cut the amount of potatoes, peas, corn, and lima beans served in school meals.

August 11, 2011

House Democrats Urge Swift Adoption of School Meal Rules

A group of House Democrats want the U.S. Department of Agriculture to quickly finalize its proposed sweeping changes to rules about school breakfasts and lunches.

August 10, 2011

K-12 Advocates to Closely Follow Debt Committee

Folks have been waiting with baited breath to find out who, exactly, is on this so-called super committee. And education advocates probably broke open the champagne when they heard that Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., was going to co-chair.

August 01, 2011

Debt Ceiling Deal: Big Questions for K-12

The compromise legislation that will raise the debt ceiling will create new federal spending caps, which are likely to affect education, advocates warn.

August 01, 2011

Debt Ceiling Deal: What It Means for Pell Grants

The agreement worked out between the White House and congressional negotiators would avoid dire cuts to the $23 billion program.

July 28, 2011

Advocates Press Lawmakers on Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Education advocates are desperately scrambling to ensure that lawmakers look out for K-12 interests in a final agreement on the debt ceiling.

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