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November 04, 2008

Senate Gains a Champion For High School Redesign

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a Democrat, has claimed the Senate seat left open by retiring GOP Sen. John Warner. As the chairman of the National Governor's Association, Mark Warner made education a priority

September 24, 2008

NEA Mostly Backing Democrats in Congressional Races

The National Education Association has about 30 to 50 house races and 7 to 9 Senate races on its radar screen, says the union's director of campaigns and elections.

June 20, 2008

A House Race to Watch

There are a lot of freshmen on the House Education and Labor Committee, but only one shows up on The Fix's latest list of most competitive House races: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H. The No Child Left Behind Act was one of Shea-Porter's favorite targets back in 2006, when she unseated Rep. Jeb Brad...

June 16, 2008

Walz's Halt NCLB Bill

Rep. Timothy J. Walz, D-Minn., a freshman and former teacher who won his seat in an upset victory in 2006, is co-sponsoring a bill that would suspend the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, according to my colleague, David Hoff, over at NCLB Act II. If that sounds like a bol...

March 31, 2008

Who's Vulnerable: House Education and Labor Democrats Edition

While the next president will play a key role in figuring out the future of the No Child Left Behind Act, the membership (and leadership) of the two education committees in Congress - the House Education and Labor Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - is also g...

March 20, 2008

NCLB on Letterman

It's already starting! Al Franken, who is challenging Sen. Norm Coleman, a Republican, for his Senate seat in the swing state of Minnesota, showed up on David Letterman on Tuesday night ... and bashed No Child Left Behind! On late night TV! Shockingly, Letterman wasn't nearly as excited as I was ....

March 13, 2008

A U.S. Senate Race to Watch

Hoping to hear a lively - and maybe even substantive - debate between two federal candidates over the future of the No Child Left Behind Act? You might be in luck ... if you live in Minnesota. Mike Ciresi, a laywer who was vying with the comedian Al Franken, at right, for a chance to take on Sen. ...

March 06, 2008

Retiring Republicans: Part II

Here’s some inside baseball on those retirements of congressional Republicans I wrote about earlier this week: Their departures may have an impact on the bottom-line for some education programs. A number of the retiring Republicans have helped control the purse strings for education as members of ...

March 03, 2008

Retiring Republicans

Will the Democrats, who recaptured the House of Representatives in 2006, be able to hold on to their majority? Political analysts are betting they will - in part because the Republicans will have to defend 25 "open" seats previously held by GOP members. Two of those members are running for Senate, ...

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