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August 27, 2009

Who's Taking Over the Senate Education Committee?

Everyone agrees that it will be a long time before there's another Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions chairman like the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. Folks described him as a passionate advocate for disadvantaged kids and marveled at his ability to bring disparate groups around the...

August 26, 2009

Remembering Kennedy as a Champion of Education

It may be much harder to find common ground on education with the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

July 30, 2009

Bid to Boost Teacher Incentive Fund Falls Short

The full Senate Appropriations Committee today voted down an effort to increase funding for the Teacher Incentive Fund by an extra $100 million in the bill funding the U.S. Department of Education in fiscal 2010.

July 28, 2009

Senate Panel Goes Its Own Way on Title I, TIF, and Facilities

After the stimulus windfall, Congress is looking at modest overall increases for education spending.

July 28, 2009

How Much Will Student-Loan Changes Really Save?

A CBO new estimate, requested by Sen. Judd Gregg, a Republican from New Hampshire, shows that there may be a lot less money to spend on early childhood education than originally predicted.

July 21, 2009

Higher Ed. Bill Contains Money for 'Green Schools'

Title I districts would get grants of at least $5,000 under the proposal to use for projects that meet environmental standards.

July 17, 2009

Markup Watch: Not Many Changes Likely to Ed. Bill

Relax, Teacher Incentive Fund fans: It doesn't look like the full House Appropriations Committee is going to make major changes to that education spending bill approved last week by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The House ...

July 14, 2009

Miller Proposes Major Student Loan Overhaul

Projected savings from changes in the student loan program would shake loose $10 billion in the area of early childhood.

July 10, 2009

House Panel OKs Big Increase in TIF Grants

But President Obama's proposal to redirect some Title I money to the school improvement program is rejected.

July 09, 2009

New Blood on Key House Education Panel

By guest blogger Erik Robelen: Not only is there a new ranking Republican on the House education committee, Republicans now are getting a new staff director for the panel, Barrett Karr, who brings experience both in Congress and in the George W. Bush White House. Rep. John Kline, of Minnesota, the ...

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