Advocates for education have a new, big posse to help fight those automatic spending cuts known as "sequestration" which are set to hit almost every federal program on January 2 unless Congress comes up with some sort of big, sweeping deal to stop them.
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July 12, 2012
June 29, 2012
The new group hopes to push forward federal anti-bullying legislation that has languished and increase state and local efforts to combat bullying.
June 27, 2012
Want to win your office betting pool on the Race to the Top District competition? A survey of "education insiders" recently published by Whiteboard Advisers puts the smart money on Los Angeles Unified
June 19, 2012
Should states and schools be able to use federal dollars originally aimed at afterschool and summer learning programs to add extra time to the school day? The Senate appropriations committee says yes.
June 15, 2012
A bill approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee would add a "whole school reform" model to the four controversial school turnaround choices now spelled out in the federal School Improvement Grant program.
June 12, 2012
Two key K-12 formula programs—Title I grants for districts and state grants for special education—would see slight boosts in a bill approved on a party line vote Tuesday by the Senate subcommittee that oversees education spending.
June 07, 2012
The government agency analyzed reports that offered some conflicting information about the extent of bullying and whether it affects some groups more compared to others.
June 06, 2012
The White House announced today that the Education Department will work to make it easier for students to repay their loans.
May 31, 2012
Republicans in Congress and Democrats, including the Obama administration, are still trying to figure out a way to pay for a plan to keep student loans rates stable.
May 21, 2012
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee is asking the Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm, to look into state's progress in putting in place the teacher and principal portions of their Race to Top applications