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June 03, 2014

Lawmakers Pressure FCC Ahead of Changes to E-Rate Rules

Lawmakers and lobbyists turn up the heat on the Federal Communication Commission, which has promised to revamp its E-Rate system before the start of the next school year.

November 14, 2013

Hill Lawmakers Wrangle Over Health-Care Law's Costs to Schools, Colleges

A hearing at the House Education and the Workforce Committee exposed familiar rifts among federal lawmakers over the measure's costs and overall goals.

December 28, 2012

13 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2013

A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.

September 05, 2012

Convention Youth Press College Access, Affordability Theme

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 05, 2012

Speakers Spotlight Obama Ed. Initiatives, GOP Spending Threats

College access, President Obama's education goals, and Republican threats to education were strong themes on the first night of Democratic convention action.

September 04, 2012

Democratic Platform Hails Common Core, Praises Teachers

The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.

March 05, 2012

Senate Education Panel Fills Top Staff Position

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

House Democrats Urge Swift Adoption of School Meal Rules

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

House Bill Takes Aim at Healthy School Meal Rules

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

Duncan: Common Standards Will Fuel Tech Innovation

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.

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