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June 03, 2014

Lawmakers Send FCC Their Priorities for E-Rate Rule Changes

Lawmakers send the FCC a laundry list of priorities for its forthcoming rule changes to E-Rate.

June 03, 2014

Lawmakers Pressure FCC Ahead of Changes to E-Rate Rules

Lawmakers and lobbyists turn up the heat on the Federal Communication Commission, which has promised to revamp its E-Rate system before the start of the next school year.

May 19, 2014

Julian Castro, Noted for Early Ed. Push, Reportedly Picked for Obama Cabinet Post

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been reportedly tapped by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.

May 05, 2014

The Public's View of Common Core by Party and Ideology

Two new polls poke into Americans' attitudes about the common-core standards by political viewpoint, and come up with different conclusions.

November 14, 2013

Hill Lawmakers Wrangle Over Health-Care Law's Costs to Schools, Colleges

A hearing at the House Education and the Workforce Committee exposed familiar rifts among federal lawmakers over the measure's costs and overall goals.

May 20, 2013

Alabama Gov. Questions School Choice Bill He Signed, Seeks Delay, Fails

A push by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, to delay a recently signed school-choice plan by two years fell short among lawmakers.

May 14, 2013

New Attack on Common Core From Pennsylvania Democrats

Pennsylvania Democrats are saying the common core is not being funded properly and could lead to dramatically lower graduation rates.

April 05, 2013

Could Montana OK Charters and Private-School Tax Credits All at Once?

Montana lawmakers are considering bills that would allow charter schools and tax-credits for private-school tuition in the state.

December 28, 2012

13 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2013

A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.

October 29, 2012

It's a Trick or Treat Election

I have been a diligent student of this Presidential election. I have watched all the debates, viewed all the ads in two battleground states, read the barrage of emails from the candidates, and studied the education records and promises of Governor Romney and President Obama. My conclusion is that---...

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