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House Approves Lower Rates On Student Loans

Associated Press | Philip Elliott | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading ...

WATCH: Former Bush Cabinet Member Talks Education's Greatest Problems, Solutions

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

At a time when there exists an unequal distribution of high-quality teachers and public school closures are being labeled as human rights violations, ...

Joy Resmovits

Dumping Bush's School Legacy For Good?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a replacement of the long-expired No Child Left Behind Act, the first time the nation's sweeping fed...

Joy Resmovits

Why Are House Republicans Spending Hours On A Bill With No Future?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Possibly seeking to combat the perception that they're unproductive and obstructionist, House Republicans convened about six hours of debate Thursday ...

Lawmakers Prep to Abandon Our Most Vulnerable Children

Kati Haycock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

John Boehner has proven before that he cares deeply about inequities in our education system and that he will mow down obstacles in his own party and across the aisle to make much needed changes. Where is that courageous leadership now?

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Reject Signature Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday passed the Student Success Act, chairman Rep. John Kline's (R-Minn.) rewrite of the No Ch...

Joy Resmovits

GOP Education Fix Goes Too Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

John Kline is frustrated. The Republican representative from Minnesota and chair of the House Education Committee says his constituents have been t...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Loosens Regs Amid Debate Over 'National School Board'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

In what some see as a tacit recognition of the Obama administration's overreach into nitty-gritty management of America's schools, U.S. Secretary of E...

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama, Republicans Spoiling For Fresh Student Loan Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even before President Barack Obama personally joins the debate over student loan interest rates on Friday, Republican lawmakers and high...

Hypocrisy, Abortion Scandal Don't Stop GOP Support For Colleague

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

A group of prominent Republican congressmen will hold a fundraiser for scandal-plagued Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday, the Chattanooga Tim...

Dave Jamieson

House Democrats Walk Out Of Vote In Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several House Democrats walked out of a committee vote in protest on Wednesday, accusing their Republican counterparts of refusing to ne...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Starts 2014 Early

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leading Democratic super PAC is getting an early start on the 2014 election cycle. House Majority PAC announced on Thursday that...

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.

Joy Resmovits

Little Hope For Rewrite Of Expired Bush Education Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that his administration would oversee the rewriting of the expired No Child Left Behind Act. But four ...

Goodwill's Charity Racket: CEOs Earn Top-Dollar, Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

John Hrabe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
John Hrabe

An American multi-national corporation, which accepts millions of dollars in government funds, pays its top executives more than half a million dollars per year in total compensation, while simultaneously paying some of its employees less than the federal minimum wage.

Nearly Half Of Americans 'Very Familiar' With NCLB Say It Worsened Education

Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

More Americans think No Child Left Behind has made education in the U.S. worse rather than better, according to results from a Gallup poll released Mo...

Defense Layoffs Fast Becoming Election Issue

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Escalating a small drama that's becoming increasingly politicized, House Republicans have asked the Labor Department to turn over docume...

Tyler Kingkade

Odds Long For Quick Congressional Hearing On Penn State

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.15.2012 | College

Members of Congress who want to hold a hearing to investigate child abuse reporting laws in light of the Penn State University scandal will have to wa...

Dave Jamieson

Mine Disaster Families Plead With Congress: 'It's Been Two Years' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two years after losing their loved ones, relatives of the victims of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster traveled from West V...

New Push To Keep Student Loan Rates From Doubling

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.23.2012 | College

A Congressman who successfully rallied Democrats in a government shutdown fight last summer hopes he can drum up support once more as he attempts to s...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Labor Board Appointee Shared Insider Secrets, Violating Ethics Code, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An inspector general's investigation has found that a recent appointee to the National Labor Relations Board violated the agency's ethic...

Joy Resmovits

Will Congress Prevent Student-Loan Interest Rates From Doubling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

Spencer Pritchard, a first-year political economics student at University of California, Berkeley, has less control over his professional career than...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Trying To Bury Investigation: House Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) sent a letter to House Republicans Thursday accusing the GOP of trying to keep portions of an investigatio...