Even if it ends, the Education Secretary wants children now enrolled in the voucher program to remain.
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March 05, 2009
February 13, 2009
Stimulus money gives the new administration "credibility" with the public and with educators, many of whom have criticized Congress for not providing enough funding for the law, the education chairman said.
January 22, 2009
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., may have lost the White House but he got the next best thing: A seat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
January 06, 2009
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican who helped usher in a strong standards-and-accountability system in his state (which included letter grades for schools and vouchers), will not run for the U.S. Senate, he just announced in a statement. This puts to rest speculation that he would seek t...
January 06, 2009
The Minnesota State canvassing board officially declared comedian Al Franken the winner of the country's most hotly contested Senate race yesterday. Franken defeated Sen. Norm Coleman by just 225 votes. Still, don't expect to see the former Saturday Night Live comedian up on Capitol Hill today, g...
January 05, 2009
So he may not have gotten picked for education secretary, but it looks like Denver schools chief Michael Bennet is headed to Washington anyway, at least according to the Rocky Mountain News. Apparently, he's been tapped by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, a Democrat, to fill the Senate seat being vaca...
December 17, 2008
Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan reportedly won't run for re-election in 2010. Apparently, the Republican is mulling a run for governor of the Wolverine State. Hoekstra has long been one of the most vocal opponents on the House Education and Labor Committeeand in Congressof the No Child ...
December 09, 2008
From guest blogger David J. Hoff: AFT President Randi Weingarten wants to take Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's place in the Senate, the New York Daily News reports. She's got tough competition from a host New York pols and Caroline Kennedy. But Weingarten does have a few arguments for her candidacy...
November 18, 2008
It looks like health care, which got a lot more attention during the presidential campaign than education, is going to take precedence over K-12 school legislation, at least in the Senate, when Congress comes back in January. Michael Myers, a top aide to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the chairma...
November 04, 2008
Rep. Mark Udall, a Democrat, has claimed the open U.S. Senate seat in Colorado, defeating former Rep. Bob Schaffer, who was an ardent opponent of the No Child Left Behind Act's expansion of the federal role in education.