I'm the last to hear these things, but there's apparently a Senate HELP committee hearing today (Wednesday) with none other than Bill Gates as a star witness.
"Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will testify before the U.S. Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee on U.S. competitiveness. The testimony can be viewed live via webcast beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST. There's supposed to be a webcast here but I can't vouch for it. Here's the official site.
Meanwhile, the teacher recruitment hearing took place on Tuesday, and featured all sorts of interesting witnesses like Bill Sanders, Jesse Solomon from the Boston Teacher Residency Program, and Linda Darling Hammond. There's one strange choice in there that doesn't seem to fit, but I'll let you guess who that is. Click here for the full list of witnesses, copies of their testimony, and audio/video.