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May 11, 2009

Senate Committee to Look at D.C. Voucher Program

A quick scan of the invite list for Sen. Lieberman’s hearing suggests a lot of sympathetic voices will be testifying at Wednesday's hearing.

May 04, 2009

Congress Not Giving Up on Facilities

So if you were following the behind-the-scenes drama of the creation of the stimulus bill, you may remember that a specially dedicated fund just for school facilities, a huge priority for President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress, was stripped out at the last minute to gain the supp...

April 29, 2009

Live Blogging: The Common Standards Hearing

Reporter Alyson Klein brings you highlights of the back-and-forth as the House Education and Labor committee hears testimony on the push for common academic standards.

April 28, 2009

Live...From Politics K-12....It's the Education and Labor Committee!

I'm sure you want to hang on to every word of the House Education and Labor committee hearing tomorrow on common standards, featuring an all-star line up. Politics K-12 is going to experiment with brand-new software that will allow us to "live-blog" the event, meaning that I'll be bringing you the...

April 28, 2009

Rep. Mike Castle and the Third Rail of American Education

Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., said yesterday that a system of national standards and assessments is "worthy of consideration" - an idea I'm sure he's likely to expand upon in tomorrow's hearing on the topic. Castle, a key member of the House Education and Labor Committee, made his remarks yesterday at...

April 24, 2009

House Education Committee: Don't Leave us Behind on Common Standards

On Wednesday, they'll hold a hearing on common standards. The witness list will feature some major players, but no one from the U.S. Department of Education.

March 23, 2009

Congress: Hurray for Community Service!

The Senate is set to consider a sunny, bipartisan bill that would bolster community service programs, including for education.

March 10, 2009

Senate Rejects Bid to Extend D.C. Voucher Program

The vote came as the Senate approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2009 that also eliminates funding for the Reading First program.

March 09, 2009

Bethany Little to Senate Education Committee

Little brings a lot of expertise in education redesign, including in teacher quality, high school overhaul and college readiness, issues that have been getting plenty of attention lately.

March 05, 2009

Duncan Enters D.C. Voucher Dust-Up

Even if it ends, the Education Secretary wants children now enrolled in the voucher program to remain.

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