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February 06, 2014

Harkin: A High-Quality Early-Education Program Will Cost Money

Federal early-childhood education programs aren't doing nearly enough to meet a tidal wave of demand at the state level, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said at a congressional hearing.

February 05, 2014

Georgia Congressman to Introduce Anti-Common Core Bill

Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., a former school board member and candidate for Senate, is preparing legislation that would restrict the U.S. Secretary of Education from dangling grant money to entice a state to adopt common core.

February 05, 2014

House Lawmakers Weigh Federal Role in Early-Childhood Education

President Barack Obama's marquee, multibillion-dollar proposal to entice states to expand their prekindergarten offerings--which was already a political long shot--hit yet another roadblock Wednesday.

February 05, 2014

Rep. John Kline Wants to Stay On as Education Chairman

There's been some discussion that Kline would need a waiver to remain in his post after this Congress, since some leadership posts are term-limited.

February 04, 2014

Arne Duncan's Chief Deputy: Second-Term Agenda Is Same as First

Jim Shelton, the acting deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, isn't putting his money on a big, bipartisan preschool bill coming out of Congress anytime soon.

January 31, 2014

Retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman Left Fingerprints on Education Policy

During his 40-year tenure, Rep. Waxman helped pass the Child Health Insurance Program and the Ryan White CARE Act.

January 29, 2014

Harkin's Wish List: Workforce Investment, Pre-K, & Maybe ESEA

The Iowa Democrat, who is retiring this year, said he will "try" to get a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act done before he leaves office.

January 28, 2014

Obama Sells Race to Top, Early-Childhood Education in State of the Union

The president also mounted an indirect defense of the common-core standards and a more spirited, direct defense of his signature Race to the Top program.

January 28, 2014

How Will Education Play in the State of the Union?

President Barack Obama is expected to use his State of the Union speech to make clear he's willing to exert executive power and influence to push his education priorities.

January 22, 2014

Obama's State of the Union Speeches and Education: A Scorecard

Obama typically uses his annual address to Congress to outline an edu-wish list for the year.

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