The conservative wing of the GOP pushed Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education Committee, to what amounts to a major watering down of the teacher-evaluation portion of a bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.
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July 18, 2013
July 18, 2013
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put members on notice that it could consider a vote in favor of the Student Success Act as an un-business friendly.
June 21, 2013
With two more states poised to get waivers from NCLB accountability requirements, Rep. George Miller is keeping his eye on renewal.
June 19, 2013
Another markup of the Elementary and Secondary Education bill, another totally predictable partisan vote.
June 17, 2013
Some conservatives say Rep. John Kline's bill doesn't go far enough when it comes to getting rid of the federal role in K-12.
June 10, 2013
There are going to be 40 amendments to the Democratic-only bill tommorrow.
June 06, 2013
An Obama administration plan would ask the Federal Communications Commission to make potentially broad changes to the E-rate program, which provides tech support to schools.
June 04, 2013
A Senate Democratic bill to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act would require states set achievement and growth targets for students, but is unlikely to become law.
May 24, 2013
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., has introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. Department of Education and the education secretary from using federal grant money or waivers to encourage states to adopt common standards or tests.
May 23, 2013
Federally subsidized loan rates are set to double in just a month and a half unless lawmakers and the administration can come to an agreement.