The administration reportedly proposes covering at least part of the prekindergarten expansion by raising federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Recently in Congress Category
April 05, 2013
April 01, 2013
School districts would be able to tap into grants to help upgrade their safety infrastructure.
February 01, 2013
House GOP lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking tough questions about the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.
January 31, 2013
House Republicans are asking how the school safety overhaul proposed by the White House would work with currently existing Education Department programs.
January 26, 2013
Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat who sits at the top of the Senate panels that deal with both K-12 spending and policy, isn't planning to seek re-election in 2014.
January 08, 2013
Head Start and federal child care grants could be squeezed by automatic, across-the-board cuts set to hit in March, unless Congress acts.
January 03, 2013
Rokita sought to slim down the U.S. Department of Education and to allow states to opt out of federal K-12 programs.
December 28, 2012
A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.
December 27, 2012
Key federal K-12 programs are likely to be cut by 8.2 percent at the beginning of the new year, although most school districts won't feel the pain until next September.
December 19, 2012
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who had a shot at the job, will stay on as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.