Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.
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June 09, 2014
June 04, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education may lack tools to evaluate an Obama administration competitive-grant program aimed at distressed communities, the investigative arm of Congress finds.
May 19, 2014
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been reportedly tapped by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.
May 15, 2014
A new $75 million grant program announced by the U.S. Department of Education is designed to help improve college attainment, affordability, and success.
May 06, 2014
Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.
April 25, 2014
The Obama Administration will release draft accountability rules for the nation's teacher-preparation programs this summer.
April 24, 2014
The first lady will instead speak at a "Senior Recognition Day."
April 07, 2014
Winners of the largest $7 million grants include New York City, Denver, Los Angeles, Pike Township in Indianapolis, and Prince George's County in Maryland.
March 21, 2014
The new U.S. Department of Education civil rights data collection show stark disparities among disadvantaged students in everything from discipline to advanced course-taking.
February 27, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to announce a new task force and $200 million in investments from foundations as small steps toward solving large achievement gaps.