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November 02, 2010

Rand Paul Wins Kentucky Senate Seat, Projections Say

The Republican candidate for the state's open U.S. Senate seat is on record as saying he'd favor getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education.

October 28, 2010

Chamber of Commerce Backing Anti-Ed. Dept. Candidates

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported NCLB and hired former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, but it seems to have decided other things were more important than education this election year.

October 20, 2010

O'Donnell and Coons Spar On Church-State Issue in Schools

The closely watched Delaware Senate contest scored another straight-to-YouTube moment yesterday.

October 12, 2010

U.S. House Races to Watch for Edu-ramifications

Come election night, most folks watching federal races will be paying attention to the big questions (Does the House of Representatives flip to Republican control? What about the Senate?) But there are some individual races that could also matter. A handful of Democrats on the House Education and ...

October 06, 2010

NEA Commits Cash, Manpower to Tight Races

The NEA is putting its formidable get-out-the-vote and campaigning efforts behind five high-priority U.S. Senate races and 22 House races.

September 29, 2010

Good News and Bad News for Race to the Top Fans

Supporters of the Race to the Top program have reasons to both cheer and jeer at Congress this week.

September 28, 2010

UPDATED: Obama Says GOP Congress Would Cut Education Funding

President Barack Obama told a crowd in New Mexico today that a Republican Congress would seek to cut education spending in order to pay for tax cuts for the rich. Republicans say, not so fast.

September 23, 2010

GOP Pledges to Rein in Spending, But Offers No New K-12 Ideas

Republicans say they'll crack down on spending, possibly even taking back unspent stimulus funds, if they're able to take over the U.S House of Representatives after the October midterm elections. That's according to a widely circulated draft of the GOP's Pledge to America, a sort of to-do list for ...

August 04, 2010

House to Return to Vote on Edujobs

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., today said she will call the U.S. House of Representatives back next week to pass the Senate's version of the edujobs measure, which would provide $10 billion to help stave off teacher layoffs. The measure also includes $16 billion in additional Medicaid aid to ...

August 04, 2010

UPDATED: Edujobs Drama Continues

Remember we told you the Senate was slated to finally, finally vote on a $10 billion edujobs package tonight? Well, that didn't end up happening. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the Majority Leader, pulled the legislation, which also included $16 billion in Medicaid aid for states, after a cost estimate f...

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