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January 23, 2015

Senate Education Committee Set to Clear Research Bill

Education watchers were disappointed last month, when a promising bipartisan-backed bill failed to make it through the lame-duck session.

January 22, 2015

House Will Clear NCLB Reauthorization By March, Ed. Leader Says

John Kline, R-Minn., chairman of the House education committee, said he will use the Student Success Act, the bill he ushered through the House in the 113th Congress, as the starting point for the legislative process.

January 21, 2015

U.S. House Committee Solicits Comments for Head Start Act Rewrite

The 50-year-old program was last reauthorized in 2007, and committee members say they would like to see new regulations aimed at reducing unnecessary rules and boosting local innovation, among other issues.

January 21, 2015

House Education Committee Outlines Head Start Overhaul Recommendations

The panel's priorities for a Head Start rewrite include reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens and boosting coordination between Head Start and state and local programs.

January 21, 2015

No Resolution to Annual-Testing Debate After First NCLB Reauthorization Hearing

After two-and-a-half hours of hearing from a diverse panel of witnesses, chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., still hadn't come down on one side of the testing debate.

January 21, 2015

Democrats' Bill in Congress Aims to Help States Ditch Low-Quality Tests

"Assessments can help determine students' progress, inform instruction, and support academic growth, but too many tests fail to meet these standards," said U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici.

January 21, 2015

2015 State of the Union: A Quick Recap for Teachers

What did President Obama discuss in his annual speech to the country? Here's a guide to what teachers should know.

January 20, 2015

Sen. Chris Murphy Plans to Go to Bat for Students With Disabilities

During the NCLB reauthorization process, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said he'll "be judging the draft and every amendment to the draft in part by whether it preserves the gains we've made for kids with learning disabilities."

January 20, 2015

Bill Would Allow States to Reconsider Their Testing Regimens

The measure, co-sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., comes just one day before the Senate education committee's hearing on testing and accountability.

January 19, 2015

How Will Education Play in the State of the Union Address?

President Obama is expected to make the case that his broader tax proposal will help families cover the cost of child care and gain access to college for their children.

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