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July 31, 2015
Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates
More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for ...
July 26, 2015
Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell
Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader ...
July 17, 2015
Next up for No Child Left Behind: Senate-House negotiations
No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills ...
July 16, 2015
Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed
More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday ...
July 15, 2015
Senate clears way for final vote on No Child rewrite
The Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for a vote on a bipartisan bill to rewrite the Bush-era No Child Left Behind ...
July 09, 2015
Senate considers No Child revision to limit federal role
Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a ...
July 08, 2015
House narrowly passes No Child Left Behind rewrite
The House narrowly passed a Republican-led rewrite of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law on Wednesday, voting ...
July 08, 2015
Gates Foundation seeks to ease federal financial aid process
Two million more young people could get the financial aid they need to go to college if the federal government makes it ...
July 07, 2015
Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law
Congress is making another run at rewriting the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, even as the Obama administration ...
July 07, 2015
As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
Worried about "Republican-on-Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling ...
July 06, 2015
Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline
Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending ...
July 06, 2015
Piano-playing senator's latest tune: New education policy
How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? In Sen. Lamar Alexander's case, he ...
July 05, 2015
Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline
Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending ...
July 03, 2015
How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings
President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value ...
July 01, 2015
Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid
Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in ...
June 29, 2015
Obama plans dramatic changes in overtime rules
Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack ...
June 09, 2015
Gov't plan to help more students erase debt raises questions
A government plan to wipe out loans for many of the students who attended the now-disgraced for-profit Corinthian Colleges ...
June 03, 2015
McConnell's role in surveillance bill bewilders his friends
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally seen as a master congressional deal-maker, walked into a legislative dead ...
May 31, 2015
Jeb Bush says Rand Paul 'wrong' on ending surveillance laws
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is "wrong" on his efforts to end ...
May 22, 2015
Senators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC
Two senators have a plane to catch to Cuba, others were hoping to impress Republican presidential primary voters and then ...