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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July 28, 2011
July 27, 2011
The Senate education chairman declined today to be specific about exactly when the panel would get around to marking up the very, very long-overdue ESEA reauthorization bill.
July 13, 2011
Republicans say the measure would make it easier for districts and states to direct federal dollars where they are most needed.But Democrats say the proposed leeway would allow districts and states to ignore the students most at risk - poor and minority kids.
July 12, 2011
New legislation in Congress would overhaul the Title I funding formula, which rural advocates say favors larger, urban areas over poor, rural districts and small cities.
July 07, 2011
States and districts would get unprecedented leeway to move around federal money under the latest in a series of bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
July 07, 2011
A bill offering superintendents flexibility in spending federal dollars is likely to stir partisan battle.
July 06, 2011
Duncan doesn't offer the House education chairman any details on his proposal to give states leeway on some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in exchange for adopting reforms.
July 05, 2011
The head of the House education committee is still waiting for Education Secretary Arne Duncan to explain his plan to waive some NCLB mandates.
June 23, 2011
The two top Republicans in the House when it comes to K-12 policy want a detailed explanation of the Education Department's NCLB waiver plan by July 1.
June 20, 2011
A group of more than 40 states bands together to offer a suggest an alternative to the accountability system under No Child Left Behind.