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September 08, 2009

Sen. Dodd Likely to Decline Education Panel Chairmanship

This means that the Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, the second ranking Democrat on the committee, has a chance to step in.

September 03, 2009

UPDATED: Flap Continues: Rep. John Kline Asks Obama to Release His Remarks

Rep. John Kline, the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, sent a letter to the White House asking President Barack Obama to publicly release the text of his back-to-school address to kids, to be delivered next week. (According to this Washington Post story, Obama already had pl...

August 27, 2009

Who's Taking Over the Senate Education Committee?

Everyone agrees that it will be a long time before there's another Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions chairman like the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. Folks described him as a passionate advocate for disadvantaged kids and marveled at his ability to bring disparate groups around the...

August 26, 2009

Remembering Kennedy as a Champion of Education

It may be much harder to find common ground on education with the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

July 30, 2009

Bid to Boost Teacher Incentive Fund Falls Short

The full Senate Appropriations Committee today voted down an effort to increase funding for the Teacher Incentive Fund by an extra $100 million in the bill funding the U.S. Department of Education in fiscal 2010.

July 28, 2009

Senate Panel Goes Its Own Way on Title I, TIF, and Facilities

After the stimulus windfall, Congress is looking at modest overall increases for education spending.

July 28, 2009

How Much Will Student-Loan Changes Really Save?

A CBO new estimate, requested by Sen. Judd Gregg, a Republican from New Hampshire, shows that there may be a lot less money to spend on early childhood education than originally predicted.

July 21, 2009

Higher Ed. Bill Contains Money for 'Green Schools'

Title I districts would get grants of at least $5,000 under the proposal to use for projects that meet environmental standards.

July 17, 2009

Markup Watch: Not Many Changes Likely to Ed. Bill

Relax, Teacher Incentive Fund fans: It doesn't look like the full House Appropriations Committee is going to make major changes to that education spending bill approved last week by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The House ...

July 14, 2009

Miller Proposes Major Student Loan Overhaul

Projected savings from changes in the student loan program would shake loose $10 billion in the area of early childhood.

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