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Federal Education Policy

Obama's Free Community College Plan Rewards Frugality

Regina Deil-Amen | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Regina Deil-Amen

President Obama's plan to make the first two years of community college free would finally reward rather than punish students who are frugal about college costs.

Joy Resmovits

Schools Chief Warns Against 'Aggressive Populism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called education reform movement -- the bipartisan efforts of policymakers that produced the latest wave of charter schools, tenu...

No Test-maker Left Behind

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Democrats in Washington don't trust the states to hold themselves accountable, and a recent audit of how Texas has mishandled a half billion-dollar contract with testing giant NCS Pearson shows why.

Changing Financial Aid Could Save Students, and Taxpayers, Money: Testimony Before the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Let's support policies that make sense. We can't be penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to higher education and creating a sensible path for the American people to reach their full potential.

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A lengthy overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act passed through a Senate education committee Wednesday, with senators voting 10-12 along party lines...

Joy Resmovits

Senators Clash Over No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

As the Senate's education committee began hearings on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday, partisan divides over the role of the federal...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Dump Bush Legacy On No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

After Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced his overhaul of the No Child Left Behi...

Superintendents, the Correct Answer Is "D -- All of the Above"

Elaine Weiss | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

Education leaders appear oddly removed from the myriad out-of-school obstacles faced by the many students living in and near poverty.

Mr. President: Improving the U.S. Education System Is Not a Competitive Sport

Arnold L. Mitchem | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education
Arnold L. Mitchem

Obama is unafraid to shake up the education establishment, challenge old assumptions and dramatically step up the federal government's role as a catalyst for change. But what he sees as a powerful lever, I view as a troubling trend.

On The Daily Show, Arne Duncan Rehashes Policies, Plans

Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in New York Thursday as Jon Stewart's guest on The Daily Show, largely rehashing the Obama administration'...

A Serious Step Backward

Jack Jennings | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Republican presidential candidates are pushing the federal government out of education because of pressures from the Tea Party and other very conservative Republicans. But they do so at peril to the country.

WATCH: An Easy Way To Understand The Federal Role In Education

Posted 10.05.2011 | Education

Figuring out how, exactly, the guys in Washington can have a direct hand in the classroom down the street can be complicated sometimes. In this vid...

How Will Republican Wins Affect Federal Education Policy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As Republican candidates gain dozens of seats in the House, claiming a majority over Democrats, education leaders wonder how the shift will impact fed...