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June 05, 2015

Friday Reading List: Bus Drivers, Teen Pregnancy, and the NH Primary

New faces at the Education Department, bus-driver voting patterns, and an AFT ad to get you through to the weekend.

February 13, 2015

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Resigns, Leaving His K-12 Blueprint Stranded

Kitzhaber had laid out ambitious early-literacy policy proposals after his 2014 re-election, and had also ordered a review of common-core-aligned tests in schools.

February 10, 2015

House Democrats Plan to Offer Their Own NCLB Rewrite

The Democrats' substitute bill would create a new title for early-childhood education that would provide funds through a formula to states willing to match the amount.

February 06, 2015

Senate Efforts to Rewrite NCLB Turn Bipartisan

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., plan to work over the next few weeks to produce a bipartisan bill.

January 28, 2015

Democrats in Washington State Become First to Officially Oppose Common Core

It's unclear what the state party's resolution will mean for the common core in the Evergreen State, which happens to be the home of prominent common-core supporter Bill Gates.

January 13, 2015

Sen. Patty Murray Outlines NCLB Reauthorization Priorities

The top Democrat on the Senate education committee said annual tests are "one of the most important tools we have," and would be "very concerned" about any proposal to roll them back.

January 02, 2015

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York Dies at 82

Among other things, Cuomo attempted to overhaul New York City's flailing education system and steer more state aid to poor districts across the state.

December 08, 2014

White House Nutrition Expert Departs as Congress Ponders School Lunch Regs

The House is expected to unveil a spending bill Tuesday that could include policy riders that soften the Obama administration's school lunch regulations.

November 13, 2014

The 2014 Elections, Public Education, and Teachers' Unions

Casey: Attacks will be made on teacher and public employee pensions. Due process rights for teachers will be assailed.

November 11, 2014

Democrats Call on Ed. Department to Ensure Equity in NCLB Waiver Guidance

Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.

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