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Activists, College Officials Protest Controversial Campus Rape Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.10.2015 | College

Student activists and rape survivor advocacy organizations sided with higher education officials on Thursday to oppose a bill that would prohibit coll...

No ESEA Bill Is Better Than One That Fails to Protect the Poorest Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For fifty years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to schools to serve poor children. Sadly, from the beginning states didn't keep their end of the bargain.

House Education Panel Head Endorses Annual Student Testing

AP | Kimberly Hefling | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday endorsed continuing the federally required annual testi...

Obama's Student Loan Idea Actually Wins Support From Republicans

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thur...

House Education Committee Ready To Talk School Safety

AP | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the House education committee says any discussion about school safety needs to be coupled with "common sense strateg...

In Restarting House Education Committee, Kline Seeks To Get More Done On NCLB, School Safety

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

It's back to school for Congress. Today, Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, held his first organizational meeting with the 113th Congress's iteration of his committee. In his opening remarks, Kline said reauthorizing No Child Left Behind will remain a "top priority." NCLB, the sweeping law that governs public K-12 education, expired in 2007.

8 Ways The Government Is Grappling With Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2012 | College

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) thinks Congress should change the law to allow borrowers to have their debt from private student loans wiped clean when fili...

House Republicans Vote To Update No Child Left Behind

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — A House committee has passed a pair of Republican-backed bills that would update the No Child Left Behind education law by shifting...

Watchdog: Retired Workers At Major Airline Shorted On Pensions

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A watchdog report says the agency that insures pensions for millions of U.S. workers made serious errors in valuing pension plans for Un...

Joy Resmovits

Education Reauthorization: A Law Left Behind? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education

While Democrats and Republicans mostly agree that a sweeping federal law governing education desperately needs to be overhauled, they are divided on h...