Committee Approves Bill to Replace No Child Left Behind, Improve K-12 Education

(“Education Week” states the following will have floor debate Feb. 25 & 26 with a final vote on Feb. 27th. – Admin.) Committee Approves Bill to Replace No Child Left Behind, Improve K-12 Education The Student Success Act will reduce the federal footprint, empower parents and education leaders WASHINGTON, D.C. | February 11, 2015 -The House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved the Student Success Act¬†(H.R. 5). Introduced by Chairman Kline and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita … Continue reading

What’s in the $1.1 trillion spending bill?

(The Washington Post on 12/10/14 published “What’s in the¬†spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to,” as reported by Ed O’Keefe, and republished below.) This item has been updated and revised. The $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled late Tuesday will keep most of the federal government funded through next September — and it’s packed with hundreds of policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as “riders,” that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups. So, what’s in the bill? We’ve sifted through the legislation, consulted … Continue reading