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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.

July 10, 2009

House Panel OKs Big Increase in TIF Grants

But President Obama's proposal to redirect some Title I money to the school improvement program is rejected.

July 09, 2009

New Blood on Key House Education Panel

By guest blogger Erik Robelen: Not only is there a new ranking Republican on the House education committee, Republicans now are getting a new staff director for the panel, Barrett Karr, who brings experience both in Congress and in the George W. Bush White House. Rep. John Kline, of Minnesota, the ...

June 25, 2009

Rep. John Kline: States Should Decide How Tests Work Under NCLB

The brand-new top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, Rep. John Kline of Minnesota, said this morning that he's not wedded to the idea that states should test their students in reading and math once a year in grades 3-8. In fact, he thinks that states should get to decide how ...

June 22, 2009

Green Dot Founder Eyes D.C. Charters

Steve Barr says he'll be talking with Chancellor Michelle Rhee about bringing his model for small high schools to the District of Columbia.

June 17, 2009

Rep. John Kline Takes Top GOP Slot On House Ed Committee

Rep. John Kline of Minnesota is the new top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee. Kline wasn't in Congress back in 2001, when lawmakers approved the No Child Left Behind Act, so it's unclear whether he would have supported the legislation. But, unlike Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon...

June 16, 2009

Sen. Coburn's 100 Top Wasteful Stimulus Projects Include School Spending

The Republican singles out a Rhode Island school's new skate park, a Wisconsin district's school lunch equipment, and Detroit Public Schools in general for questionable stimulus spending.

June 09, 2009

Rep. McKeon to Leave GOP Top Spot on Ed. Panel

Inside Baseball Alert: Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., is going to be the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, replacing Rep. John McHugh of New York, who is going to work in the Obama administration. That means McKeon won't be the ranking member on the House Education and ...

June 09, 2009

Congress Works on 'Reading First 2.0'

So, now that the original Reading First program is officially dead, Congress and the administration are scrambling to create a new program that would retain the federal government's investment in literacy, without all the unfortunate conflict-of-interest issues and effectiveness questions. It's up...

June 04, 2009

Green Dot's Barr: 'Make Private Schools Illegal'

The colorful charter school founder offered members of Congress some unconventional notions about how the feds can help the cause.

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