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November 04, 2014

Republicans Will Control Senate in the 114th Congress

With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.

October 28, 2014

How Well Did Schools Implement School Improvement Grants?

None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.

October 07, 2014

Study Shows Divisive D.C. Voucher Program Doesn't Reach Neediest Students

As much as 30 percent of school vouchers go unused from the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarships Program, which has been at the heart of federal fiscal battles.

September 08, 2014

Mid-Term Elections Leave Little Time for Congress to Tackle Education Measures

With Congress back from its annual summer recess, it turns to its one major task before the mid-term elections, a spending bill to avert a government shut-down.

July 31, 2014

What Happens on K-12 Policy if Republicans Take Over the U.S. Senate?

The person best positioned to make an educated guess on that question is Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate education committee. Alexander is the likeliest candidate to take over the helm of the Senate education committee if the chamber flips to GOP control in the fall.

July 24, 2014

Senate Education Aid Bill Inches Forward; House Budget Panel Issues Ed. Report

The Senate Appropriations Committee officially released its education spending proposal for fiscal year 2015, and the House Budget Committee unveiled a series of education policy proposals.

July 23, 2014

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill

It's unlikely Congress will pass a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 before the end of this fiscal year, despite lawmakers' insistence they would.

June 13, 2014

Daunting Challenges in Obama's Bid to Reform Indian Education

Budget constraints and profound mistrust among tribal communities for the federal government are some of the obstacles to overhauling the Bureau of Indian Education.

June 12, 2014

Delay in Education Appropriations Process Angers Republicans

The Senate committee responsible for funding education has postponed the markup up of its federal fiscal 2015 spending bill, and Republicans are angry.

June 10, 2014

U.S. Senate Spending Panel Zeroes Out Race to the Top Proposal

The Obama administration's proposal for a new iteration of the Race to the Top program aimed at bolstering educational equity, was rejected by Senate Democrats on a spending subcommittee Tuesday.

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