Congress wouldn't pump another penny into encouraging stats to adopt the common core standards, or overseeing their implementation if Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has his way.
Recently in Congress Category
April 19, 2013
April 18, 2013
Fans of bipartisan-backed school safety and mental health bills will have to find another legislative vehicle for their programs.
April 17, 2013
The U.S. Secretary of Education endures some pointed questioning on the Obama administration's education-funding priorities at a Senate hearing on the president's proposed budget.
April 09, 2013
Schools would be encouraged to expand the use of positive behavior support services, and take other steps to help address students' mental health under bipartisan bill.
April 05, 2013
The administration reportedly proposes covering at least part of the prekindergarten expansion by raising federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.
April 01, 2013
School districts would be able to tap into grants to help upgrade their safety infrastructure.
February 01, 2013
House GOP lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking tough questions about the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.
January 31, 2013
House Republicans are asking how the school safety overhaul proposed by the White House would work with currently existing Education Department programs.
January 26, 2013
Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat who sits at the top of the Senate panels that deal with both K-12 spending and policy, isn't planning to seek re-election in 2014.
January 07, 2013
Head Start and federal child care grants could be squeezed by automatic, across-the-board cuts set to hit in March, unless Congress acts.