Today, teh House subcommittee that oversees K-12 education explored parent triggers, plus long-standing, oft-debated choice options for parents, including charter schools and school vouchers.
Recently in Congress Category
May 16, 2012
May 15, 2012
A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, would end practice of counting tomato paste on pizza as a vegetable serving.
May 10, 2012
The House passed a bill that would stop the cuts—known in Inside-the-Beltway speak as "sequestration"—for a year for all programs. But education advocates—and the White House—aren't exactly celebrating.
May 07, 2012
A number of key staffers have left Capitol Hill since October, when the Senate education committee passed an Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill that has been collecting legislative dust ever since in Broke Down Congress.
April 23, 2012
A bipartisan group of senators wants to make sure the Obama administration doesn't leave rural schools out in the cold when it crafts the next generation of the Race to the Top competition, which is aimed at districts.
April 20, 2012
President Barack Obama today endorsed a pair of bills that would protect students who are bullied at school and in some cases, provide for students or their families to collect damages from school districts that don't act swiftly or strongly enough in students' defense.
April 19, 2012
The poll results released today Pew Charitable Trusts' Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project find that 80 percent of American voters are in favor national standards that would limit calories, fat, and sodium in snack and à la carte foods sold in schools and encourage the consumption of fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy items.
April 06, 2012
If Congress doesn't stop the big, giant across the board cuts to set to hit (almost) every education under the sun next January, what would that mean for you?
March 29, 2012
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is proposing legislation that would provide $20 billion to modernize schools, $60 billion to hire teachers, and $10 billion to provide professional development to educators.
March 28, 2012
The clash between the Obama administration's support for Race to the Top and other grant programs, and folks in Congress who want bigger investments in funding for special education and disadvantaged students, is not going away anytime soon.