A hearing at the House Education and the Workforce Committee exposed familiar rifts among federal lawmakers over the measure's costs and overall goals.
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September 05, 2012
Young attendees at the Democratic convention say there is an enthusiasm gap on the issue of college access and cost between their party and the GOP.
September 04, 2012
College access, President Obama's education goals, and Republican threats to education were strong themes on the first night of Democratic convention action.
September 03, 2012
The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.
March 05, 2012
Mildred Otero will take over the top staff job on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the position left vacant by Bethany Little's departure.
August 11, 2011
A group of House Democrats want the U.S. Department of Agriculture to quickly finalize its proposed sweeping changes to rules about school breakfasts and lunches.
June 16, 2011
Language included in an agriculture spending bill passed in the House would direct the USDA to rewrite some of the newly created nutrition standards for school meals.
January 20, 2011
Arne Duncan says common standards could produce technological innovations in schools. Top White House economic adviser Gene Sperling says the administration will seek to protect education, research, and development.
December 08, 2010
Leaders in the Democratic-for-now House of Representatives have included $550 million to extend the Race to the Top program in a big, giant spending bill that finances most government programs at last year's levels until Sept. 30.