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September 17, 2014

Senate Education Panel Clears Education Research Bill

In the second showing of bipartisanship on education bills this week, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed an education research bill on voice vote.

September 12, 2014

Congress Strikes Deal on Child Care and Development Block Grant Overhaul

After months of negotiations, lawmakers struck a bipartisan, bicameral deal to update the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

September 12, 2014

Duncan: Waivers Did Not Prevent Congress From Updating NCLB

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down for an interview with Education Week and talked No Child Left Behind, waivers, and Congress.

August 22, 2014

Better Oversight Needed of Federal Program for Homeless Students, GAO Says

A Government Accountability Office report found that the federal program that ensures homeless students have access to the public education system is hampered by limited staff and resources, lack of coordination, and more.

August 06, 2014

Senate Democrats Urge FDA to Regulate E-Cigarette Marketing to Children

As the electronic cigarette trend reaches an increasing number of youths, Senate Democrats want the FDA to take additional steps to regulate the industry's marketing tactics.

July 25, 2014

House Clears Three Bipartisan Higher Education Bills

The House passed three higher education bills this week as part of its piecemeal efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which the Senate is also trying to tackle.

July 10, 2014

House Education Committee Clears Three Higher Ed. Bills

The Education and the Workforce Committee cleared three bills with bipartisan support Thursday in its opening bid to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

July 09, 2014

Workforce Training Bill Slated for House Passage

The House is set to pass the bipartisan workforce development bill Wednesday afternoon by a wide margin. The measure would provide greater access to job training for students entering the workforce with special needs.

July 07, 2014

Education To-Do List for Congress

Congress has just 16 working days before its month-long summer recess. Here's a rundown of what's on its education-related to-do list.

June 27, 2014

Teacher-Prep Ranking System in Higher Ed. Proposal Irks Teachers' Unions

Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.

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