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Senators Announce Bipartisan Agreement to Update Federal Education Law

Students would still take annual standardized tests, but states would have much more control in how the results are used to scrutinize schools under a bipartisan plan to update the No Child Left Behind education law… 368 more words


New Congress. New Radwaste Bill. Same Old Story.

If there is one issue most Congressmembers would just as soon hammer nails into their heads as actually address meaningfully, it’s radioactive waste.

It’s a no-win issue for most members: no one, including no one in their own districts, wants nuclear waste around. 1,473 more words

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"A Hollow Bromide": Don’t Believe The Hype; Republicans Still Don’t Have A Health Care Plan

With the Supreme Court considering a case that could unravel the Affordable Care Act, leaving some 8.2 million Americans suddenly uninsured and sending premiums skyrocketing, the Republican Party has a comforting message for voters: We have a solution. 576 more words


Debate on NCLB Reauthorization Dies on House Floor Late Friday; No Vote Taken

The bill—passed out of committee in mid-February and considered on the floor of  the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday—to launch a long-overdue reauthorization of the federal education law was not a good bill.  956 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Congress Debates NCLB Reauthorization; Lucid Policy Memo Clarifies Concerns

Congress is in the midst of considering a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, whose most recent 2002 version is called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  965 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Will the New Congress 'Simplify' the FAFSA?

For what I thought (ok, hoped) would be a pretty quiet Monday, I’ve gotten lots of questions today about whether and how the Congress will ‘simplify’ the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in this Session. 1,332 more words