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June 09, 2015

Senate Gears Up for ESEA Floor Debate

Alexander said that he and his staff have been working in close concert with the President Obama and his staff on substance of the reauthorization.

June 03, 2015

Former Rep. George Miller Worried Senate ESEA Rewrite Lacks Accountability

The issue of whether the bipartisan Senate ESEA reauthorization bill includes enough protections for poor and minority students is sure to be one of the biggest debates if the bill is brought the Senate floor, as it's expected to sometime this summer.

June 02, 2015

Policy Group to Congress on ESEA: Don't Let the Perfect Be Enemy of the Good

When the Senate's ESEA reauthorization bill is called up for debate at the end of this month or early July, messaging will be crucial to garnering support for the bill from both sides of the aisle.

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 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 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.

May 01, 2015

NEA Seeks to Overturn Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.

April 22, 2015

Bureau of Indian Education Schools: Who Is Responsible for Fixing Them?

Staffers from different committees and agencies are trying to coordinate various funding streams and devise ways to fast track money to help repair crumbling facilities that house many federally funded schools in Indian Country.

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