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May 07, 2015

Congress Clears Budget that Locks in Sequester-Level Education Funding

The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.

May 01, 2015

NEA Seeks to Overturn Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.

April 22, 2015

Bureau of Indian Education Schools: Who Is Responsible for Fixing Them?

Staffers from different committees and agencies are trying to coordinate various funding streams and devise ways to fast track money to help repair crumbling facilities that house many federally funded schools in Indian Country.

April 21, 2015

Arne Duncan Speaks at EWA on Testing, College Ratings, and His Biggest Regrets

Arne Duncan fielded questions from reporters around the country at the Education Writers Association's conference in Chicago.

April 21, 2015

Senate Agreement on Anti-Human-Trafficking Bill Helps Clear Path for ESEA

A Senate agreement on a bill to prevent human trafficking showcases how unrelated pieces of legislation may determine the fate of a particular bill awaiting floor debate.

April 16, 2015

Senate Education Committee Unanimously Passes Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite

On the third day of its markup, the committee approved three amendments that focused on the funding formula for Title II, which deals with issues like teacher preparation.

April 16, 2015

Arne Duncan Talks K-12 Cuts, Early Ed. at Senate Hearing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warned lawmakers that cuts to education programs could hurt efforts to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged children.

April 15, 2015

Senate Ed. Committee Spars Over Bullying Prevention in ESEA Rewrite; Nears Finish

What had been a relatively calm legislative process produced a more-passionate debate over a pair of dueling amendments on harassment and bullying, particularly of LGBT students.

April 15, 2015

Senate Education Committee Continues Beating Bipartisan Drum on ESEA

The GOP-controlled committee on Wednesday morning approved amendments by Democrats on issues including expanding access to STEM subjects and letting states use funding to create teacher and principal academies.

April 14, 2015

At ESEA Markup, Senate Committee Wrestles With Title I Amendments

Senators punted on more than a dozen controversial amendments on the first day of marking up a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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