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Dave Jamieson

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

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...

House GOP Push Ahead With Plan To Update No Child Left Behind

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday pushed ahead with a plan to update the federal No Child Left Behind education law by shifting more co...

Virginia Bill Would Ax History And Science Tests For 3rd Graders

Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

Virginia's 3rd graders may no longer have to take history and science standardized tests under a new proposal. The state Senate voted to pass a bil...

Joy Resmovits

Broad Coalition Argues Bills Undercut Brown v. Board | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

A broad coalition of 38 civil rights, education reform and business groups sent House education chairman John Kline a scathing letter Wednesday, descr...

ESEA Reauthorization: Everyone's Cards Are on the Table. Now Let's Make a Deal

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Democrats across and beyond the nation's capital are up in arms about the ESEA reauthorization proposals released by House GOP leaders on Friday. Or at least they are pretending to be.

Joy Resmovits

New GOP Education Bills Unlikely To Go Far | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Just in time for the law's 10th anniversary this past Sunday, House Republicans led by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) have released draft legislation for r...

Joy Resmovits

10 Years Of No Child Left Behind: Was It Worth It? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

When President George W. Bush joined congressmen John Boehner, George Miller and Edward Kennedy to sign the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002, ...

Half Of All U.S. Public Schools Are Failing

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Nearly half of America's public schools didn't meet federal achievement standards this year, marking the largest failure rate since th...

Republicans Maneuvering To Quash New Rules

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday moved ahead with plans to speed the pace of union elections, even as Republicans in...

Joy Resmovits

Tom Harkin's Version Of No Child Left Behind | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) released his draft of the Elementary and Secondary Achievement Act -- known as "No Child Left Behind" -- on Tuesday, defendin...

Joy Resmovits

Harkin's Education Bill Draft Shows A Federal Rollback | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education

An early draft of a Senate committee's sweeping rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act rolls back major accountability provisions of th...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's Waiver Proposal Scales Back Federal Role In Education Standards Enforcement | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Much has been said about the ineffectiveness of No Child Left Behind, the sweeping, decade-old federal education law that uses student performance on...

Joy Resmovits

Reforming No Child Left Behind -- With Or Without Congress | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education

As students head back to school, the Obama administration is using executive power in an unprecedented move to circumvent a congressional standstill o...

Joy Resmovits

Sen. Michael Bennet Expects Senate NCLB Draft Ready By Fall | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- As Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) sees it, the holdup on overhauling the nation's sweeping education law, No Child Left Behind, has littl...

Dave Jamieson

Republicans Introduce Bill Aimed At Crippling Labor Board | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans introduced a bill Tuesday afternoon aimed directly at scuttling a controversial complaint issued by the National Labor...

Joy Resmovits

In Montana, Federal Education Funding Lies In Balance | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

When it comes to education, Montana is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Faced with potentially losing federal funding after publicly challeng...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan: Montana Could Be 'Left Behind' If Won't Comply | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

Montana could face a withdrawal of federal education funding if it doesn't improve compliance with No Child Left Behind, U.S. Secretary of Education A...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's No Child Left Behind Proposal 'May Face ... Legal Challenges' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

Does U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have the legal authority to move forward with a proposal that allows states to bypass school performance ...

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...

With Divided Congress, Tough Road For Obama's Education Reform

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Obama administration has pushed an ambitious education agenda in the last two years, sending $100 billion to states thorough the stimulus package ...

Jason Linkins

McChrystal Pressed On Vocabulary Usage | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It never ceases to amaze me how our Congresscritters can reduce a serious matter to such insipidity.

Jason Linkins

GOP Representative Worried That Public Option Has Lower Costs, "Advantages" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The public option. Polls indicate that the American people are head over heels in love with the public option. And the preliminary scoring from the ...