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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 25, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, Potential Presidential Candidate, Talks Education—Sort Of

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke to the National Urban League, where he touched briefly on school choice topics, including charter schools and vouchers.

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Charter School Proponent, Loses Primary

In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in the Republican primary for the 7th District of Virginia on Tuesday to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

June 19, 2012

Duncan: Administration's Position Hasn't Changed on D.C. Vouchers

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issues a statement reiterating that Obama administration has not changed its position on the D.C. voucher program, and does not supporting expanding it. A day earlier, House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, said a deal had been reached with the administration to do that. there is no day after House Speaker John Boehner a

June 18, 2012

Deal Discussed on D.C. Voucher Program

The Obama administration had proposed cutting off funding for a District of Columbia voucher program in fiscal 2013, a move that angered conservatives.

March 29, 2011

Does Obama's Opposition to Vouchers Doom ESEA?

The House is expected to pass a bill resurrecting the D.C. voucher program, a top priority for John Boehner but opposed by the Obama administration.

May 11, 2009

Senate Committee to Look at D.C. Voucher Program

A quick scan of the invite list for Sen. Lieberman’s hearing suggests a lot of sympathetic voices will be testifying at Wednesday's hearing.

May 06, 2009

A Little Early Budget News on the D.C. Voucher Program

So it looks like President Obama is going to propose extending the D.C. voucher program, just for the kids currently enrolled, in his fiscal year 2010 budget, to be released tomorrow. Politically, it's probably a smart move. The administration will avoid stories and commentaries about kids, includi...

April 14, 2009

Shelton Takes a Top Innovation Job at U.S. Department

And he's already hard at work in his new role, signing on to a letter about the DC voucher program that is generating some push-back.

April 06, 2009

Voucher Advocates Seize on IES Study

School choice advocates are high-fiving each other over an Institute of Education Sciences study that showed the D.C. Scholarship and Opportunity program has a positive impact on reading scores.

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