There's an outside, slim, but still interesting-to-think-about chance that Sanders could end up becoming the top Democrat on the Senate education committee, or even the panel's chairman come January.
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May 11, 2016
April 29, 2016
Earlier this month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
April 27, 2016
For the most part, Congress has been pretty quiet on K-12 in the months since it passed ESSA. But there are congressional elections this year, and some of them could have a notable impact on the two committees that deal with education policy.
April 18, 2016
The bill from House Reps. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., and Mark Takano, D-Calif., would allow teachers to apply their classroom service time to two federal loan-forgiveness programs simultaneously.
April 14, 2016
H.R. 4901, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, would reauthorize the D.C. voucher program for three years.
March 31, 2016
The commission could help to give broader and more permanent approval to the White House's push to use more tiered-evidence systems—like those used in the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Investing in Innovation program—to evaluate federal programs.
March 22, 2016
The House education committee weighs the issue at a time when some lawmakers are pushing to update the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
March 18, 2016
Over 75 national and regional organizations are asking Congress to beef up funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, which get about $500 million in President Barack Obama's proposed budget.
March 16, 2016
Groups including AASA, The School Administrators Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Rural Education Association seek Title I funding at $450 million above the president's budget.
March 14, 2016
King had been serving as acting secretary since the start of this year after taking over for former Secretary Arne Duncan. The vote in the Senate was 49-40.