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November 17, 2014

Senate Passes Child-Care Development Bill, Sending it to President's Desk

The Child Care and Development Block grant program, which hasn't been updated since 1996, helps low-income families pay for child care.

November 14, 2014

GAO: Fiscal Oversight Weak for Federally Run Schools for Native Americans

Schools overseen by the Bureau of Indian Education have serious financial problems that includes the accumulation of unspent funds intended for instructional purposes such as special education, the report says.

November 11, 2014

Democrats Call on Ed. Department to Ensure Equity in NCLB Waiver Guidance

Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.

November 10, 2014

Child Care Block Grant Slated for Senate Passage

The child care development block grant could be on the president's desk by the end of next week.

November 06, 2014

Twenty-Six Applicants Poised to Win Investing in Innovation Grants

Now that Republicans have taken control of both chambers of Congress, this could very well be the last year of the Investing in Innovation program.

November 04, 2014

Tillis Upsets Hagan in North Carolina Senate Race

In the country's most expensive contest, Republican challenger Thom Tillis ousted Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

November 04, 2014

Republicans Will Control Senate in the 114th Congress

With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.

October 28, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Want Resources for Students to Factor in Accountability

Federal and state accountability must do more than just hold schools' feet to the fire on student outcomes, civil rights groups say in a letter to President Barack Obama.

October 14, 2014

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Two Most Likely Senate Education Chairs?

No matter which party comes out ahead on Election Day, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will have a new leader.

October 13, 2014

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., to Keynote Education Week's Post-Election Event

The top Democrat on the House Education Committee, an architect of the No Child Left Behind Act, will share his thoughts Nov. 12 on where federal education policy has been and where it needs to go next.

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