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May 19, 2015

$75 Billion Early-Education Bill Resurrected in U.S. House

The legislation's price tag and lack of bipartisan support mean it has little chance of passing as-is.

May 19, 2015

Early-Education Bill Reintroduced in the House, But Prospects Still Grim

When it was first introduced in 2013, the bill had a hefty price tag of $30 billion over the first five years and only got the support of three Republicans.

May 15, 2015

FERPA Targeted (Again) in Two U.S. Senate Bills

A modest update and a radical makeover for the country's most significant current federal data-privacy law were proposed in the U.S. Senate this week.

May 15, 2015

Bureau of Indian Education Overhaul May 'Fall Short,' Lawmakers Fear

A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.

May 14, 2015

Lawmaker Honors Head Start, Solicits Comments to Improve Program

The public has until June 1 to send comments to the House Education committee, which is trying to write a new bill reauthorizing the 50-year-old program.

May 14, 2015

Lawmakers Eager to See Bureau of Indian Education Reimagined

A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.

May 13, 2015

Legislative Adventure Game: See Why It's Difficult for a Bill to Become Law

To illustrate how difficult it is for a bill to get to the president's desk, we've created a choose-your-own-adventure legislative game. See if you can steer a bill to the president's desk.

May 12, 2015

The Long Haul: ESEA Reauthorization Timeline

Hopes are still high for a bipartisan ESEA reauthorization bill to get on the U.S. Senate floor in early June, but the bill is still stuck in legislative limbo.

May 11, 2015

Obama Taps Horwich to Head Up Edu-Congressional Affairs

President Barack Obama has nominated Julius Lloyd Horwich, currently the deputy assistant secretary for legislative and congressional affairs.

May 07, 2015

Congress Clears Budget that Locks in Sequester-Level Education Funding

The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.

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