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February 24, 2016

Acting Ed. Secretary John B. King Jr.'s Confirmation: Four Things to Watch For

President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Department of Education will likely be asked about ESSA implementation and the common core during his confirmation hearing Thursday.

August 14, 2015

Former Sen. Tom Harkin Endorses Hillary Clinton, Says She's a "Champion" For Kids

The op-ed comes as Democratic presidential nominee contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., continues to draw tens of thousands of supporters to speeches across the country and is rising in the polls.

January 08, 2015

Will the GOP Roll Back Top Obama Priorities in Rewriting NCLB?

As Congress gears up to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, the administration may well lose a lot of the ground it's gained on teacher evaluation, school turnarounds, and assessments.

December 12, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin, Special Education Champion, Says Goodbye

Special education has been a big focus for Harkin, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1974, then the Senate in 1984.

November 19, 2014

Fight Brews Over TRIO Programs for Aspiring College-Goers

The slate of federal grant programs that help low-income and first-generation students gain access to college are supposed to get funded on a competitive basis, but it doesn't really work that way.

November 18, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin, Force on Education Policy, Begins Retirement Farewells

After nearly four decades in Congress, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the education panel, begins his farewells and lauds the committee's soon-to-be next chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

November 11, 2014

Democrats Call on Ed. Department to Ensure Equity in NCLB Waiver Guidance

Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.

November 04, 2014

Republicans Will Control Senate in the 114th Congress

With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.

September 19, 2014

Reading List: Murray Honored, Tennessee Eyes New Tests, Charters Unionize

Happy Friday! While you wait for the weekend to begin, check out these newsy bits you may have missed this week.

September 17, 2014

Child Care and Development Block Grant Hits Roadblock

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., put a hold on the Child Care and Development Block Grant bill because he wants priority given to his bill that would require background checks on school employees.

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