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April 01, 2011

Congressional Groups Press for Continued Subgroup Accountability

Congressional groups join civil rights activists to call for continued subgroup accountability in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

March 31, 2011

Lawmakers Introduce Bill Aimed at 'Fiscal Fairness'

Salary Comparability could find its way into the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, thanks to a pair of bills being introduced in Congress today.

March 17, 2011

Bipartisan Pair of Senators to Tackle Education Red Tape

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Michael Bennet introduce a bill seeking to make better sense of the maze of federal and state K-12 regulations.

March 17, 2011

Senate Passes Short-Term Spending Bill Flat-Funding K-12

The latest temporary funding measure, which expires April 8, avoids a government shutdown for now and gives lawmakers more time to work on a budget for the rest of year.

March 15, 2011

House Passes Another Temporary Freeze for K-12

The latest stopgap federal spending bill would continue K-12 funding at fiscal 2010 levels through April 8, but makes no new cuts to education.

March 15, 2011

Paperwork Doesn't Help Students Learn, Officials Tell Congress

District officials tell lawmakers that paperwork demanded by the federal government costs precious time and scarce dollars.

March 09, 2011

Senate Defeats Pair of Spending Measures

A House bill with deep cuts to education and a Senate measure with modest increases both fail, sending lawmakers back to the drawing board.

March 04, 2011

Senate Dems' New Budget Plan Would Restore Ed. Funding

The Senate Democrats' bill would provide slight increases for Head Start and Title I grants to districts, a sharp contrast to the House bill, which would cut education.

March 03, 2011

Stopgap Spending Bill Severs Array of Education Programs

The stopgap federal spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law yesterday almost certainly spells the end of federal funding for more than a dozen education programs.

March 02, 2011

Obama Signs Short-Term Budget Bill That Slashes Education

Reading programs take a hard hit in the bill keeping the federal government open until March 18 while Congress hammers out a budget for the rest of the fiscal year.

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