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November 15, 2015

Pell Grants, Sandy Hook Highlight Brief Nods to Education in Democratic Debate

In keeping with the previous Republican and Democratic debates, there weren't any direct questions on K-12.

October 13, 2015

First Democratic Debate: Five Things to Watch on Education

Will anyone talk about K-12 education? Will standardized testing come up? Those and other K-12 questions surround today's Democratic presidential debate between five candidates.

July 11, 2015

AFT Endorses Hillary Clinton in Democratic Race for White House

The American Federation of Teachers kicks off primary season by throwing its muscle behind the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.

July 06, 2015

What to Watch as Congress Debates Bills to Remake NCLB

The good news? The chances of finishing a bill and getting it to the president's desk by the end of this year or early next are better than they ever, ever have been before. The bad news? It's far from a slam dunk.

February 10, 2015

House Democrats Plan to Offer Their Own NCLB Rewrite

The Democrats' substitute bill would create a new title for early-childhood education that would provide funds through a formula to states willing to match the amount.

February 06, 2015

Senate Efforts to Rewrite NCLB Turn Bipartisan

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., plan to work over the next few weeks to produce a bipartisan bill.

January 13, 2015

Sen. Patty Murray Outlines NCLB Reauthorization Priorities

The top Democrat on the Senate education committee said annual tests are "one of the most important tools we have," and would be "very concerned" about any proposal to roll them back.

January 02, 2015

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York Dies at 82

Among other things, Cuomo attempted to overhaul New York City's flailing education system and steer more state aid to poor districts across the state.

December 08, 2014

White House Nutrition Expert Departs as Congress Ponders School Lunch Regs

The House is expected to unveil a spending bill Tuesday that could include policy riders that soften the Obama administration's school lunch regulations.

November 11, 2014

Democrats Call on Ed. Department to Ensure Equity in NCLB Waiver Guidance

Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.

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