Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has been working for months on a big, omnibus-style bill aimed at bolstering the middle class.
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March 07, 2012
March 05, 2012
Mildred Otero will take over the top staff job on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the position left vacant by Bethany Little's departure.
February 28, 2012
The pair of bills introduced by the head of the House education committee would scale back the federal role in education and give states much more running room when it comes to K-12 policy.
February 27, 2012
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., introduced revised versions of the legislation today. So far, the bill has picked up one official endorsement, from the American Association of School Administrators
February 24, 2012
It's official. On Tuesday, the House education committee will consider a pair of bills to remake the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
February 15, 2012
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to pump up the administration's proposal for a brand new $5 billion competitive grant program to get states and districts to work with teachers, unions, education schools and others to totally retool the teaching profession.
February 06, 2012
Congressmen John Kline and Duncan Hunter ask the IRS to craft proposed pension rules in a way that does not prevent charter school employees from taking part in state retirement plans.
February 06, 2012
School superintendents, principals, and school board members found a lot to like in a draft bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
February 03, 2012
The National Governor's Association wants Congress to give states lots of running room when it comes to crafting their accountability plans, according to an interim proposal outlining NGA's priorities for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
February 01, 2012
States that have seen big explosions in population also would see a big jump in federal funding for teacher quality under a little noticed provision of a draft bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act introduced by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.