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April 06, 2012

What Would Big, Giant Proposed Cuts Mean for Your K-12 Program?

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

Harkin Bill Would Provide Billions to Hire Teachers, Fix Up Schools

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

Duncan Defends Waivers, Competitive Grants to Congress

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.

March 27, 2012

What's Up in Congress? Not Much Real Action, State Chiefs Hear

Chief state school officers came up to Washington this week to hear lawmakers explain why one of their top federal priorities, an honest to goodness reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, won't get done this year.

March 20, 2012

Kline Wants More Aid for Special Ed., Less for Obama Priorities

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, wants Congress to put more money into grants to states for special education.

March 19, 2012

Early SIG Data Looks Promising, Duncan Says

The department has begun crunching data for about 700 of the roughly 850 schools that entered the program back in the 2010-11 school year.

March 07, 2012

No Movement on ESEA, But Lawmakers Still Talk Education

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has been working for months on a big, omnibus-style bill aimed at bolstering the middle class.

March 05, 2012

Senate Education Panel Fills Top Staff Position

Mildred Otero will take over the top staff job on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the position left vacant by Bethany Little's departure.

February 28, 2012

House Panel Gives Partisan Approval to ESEA Bills

The pair of bills introduced by the head of the House education committee would scale back the federal role in education and give states much more running room when it comes to K-12 policy.

February 27, 2012

House ESEA Markup Cheat Sheet

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., introduced revised versions of the legislation today. So far, the bill has picked up one official endorsement, from the American Association of School Administrators

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