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November 13, 2013

House and Senate Preschool Bills: A Guide to the Latest Proposal

Despite bipartisan backing, a pre-K measure that would cost more than $30 billion in federal funds over its first five years faces big hurdles in a Congress consumed with budget cutting.

November 12, 2013

Education, Public Safety, Health Advocates Fight Sequester Cuts

Education advocates continue to see the next few weeks as a crucial crunch-time when it comes to putting an end to the 5 percent sequestration cuts.

November 08, 2013

House Democrats to Field Bipartisan Preschool Bill

Congress can't seem to do anything bipartisan these days, but a forthcoming preschool bill by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., will be a key exception.

November 07, 2013

How Are Lawmakers, Education Advocates Fighting Sequestration?

A rally on Capitol Hill aimed to fire up advocates who have just weeks to make their case against across-the-board budget cuts before a congressional panel makes its own recommendations.

November 06, 2013

House GOP to Probe How Health Care Law Has Hit Schools and Colleges

The panel may examine how the new law has impacted district hiring of part-time employees and substitute teachers.

October 30, 2013

What's the Fate of Competitive K-12 Grant Programs Beyond Obama?

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., has released his own bill that would extend the life of Investing in Innovation, which received more than $140 million last year.

October 22, 2013

U.S. House Approves Bipartisan Background Check Bill

School districts would have to conduct comprehensive background checks on any employee with unsupervised access to kids.

October 21, 2013

What Do Common Core and the Fiscal Fight Have in Common?

They're both issues on which the grassroots, tea party, activist side of the Republican Party doesn't see eye-to-eye with the business community.

October 18, 2013

Sequestration Stings Impact Aid Districts, Survey Says

School districts that get Impact Act have taken drastic action to deal with the across-the-board federal budget cuts, including eliminating instructional staff and closing schools.

October 15, 2013

Education Department's Post-Government-Shutdown To-Do List

When federal Education Department employees return to work, their lengthy to-do list will include monitoring waivers, judging Race to the Top applications, and pursuing financial sanctions against Georgia.

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