A day after the State of the Union speech, the education secretary and members of the Senate's "Big 8" on education policy say they want to move swiftly to make changes to the nine-year-old law.
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January 26, 2011
January 25, 2011
The guests in First Lady Michelle Obama's box will reinforce the themes of education and innovation.
December 23, 2010
Under the new Republican majority, the panel also is going back to its previous name, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce
December 21, 2010
A new, more conservative Congress will get to set 2011 spending levels for K-12 programs.
December 20, 2010
The buzz is that education could get a much more prominent role than usual in the president's State of the Union address early next year. And lawmakers want to be ready.
December 20, 2010
Federal education programs will be frozen until March 4 under a budget deal up for a vote this week, and next year a new, more conservative Congress will set spending levels for K-12.
December 17, 2010
Senate leaders' decision to stop action on a big giant spending bill could spell flat funding for most federal programs, including Title I and special education, until a new Congress is in place.
December 16, 2010
The Teacher Incentive Fund and the School Improvement Grant program would see some tweaks under the giant spending bill under consideration in the Senate.
December 14, 2010
The Senate's version of a spending bill for fiscal year 2011 includes some surprising increases for education and goes beyond what the House of Representatives is considering.
December 13, 2010
Instead of having the new round of grants go to individual states, state schools chiefs want states to be able to collaborate together on grant applications.