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The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law. The President George W....
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In control of Congress for the first time in eight years, Republicans are set to hold their first vote to repeal ObamaCare next week, Fox News has learned. The vote comes as Republicans have debated...
2015/01/27 23:19
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Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) examine ways to fix the No Child Left Behind law on Jan. 21. (Susan...
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New Education Official Wants to Reform NCLB John King Jr., the new deputy secretary for the Department of Education, wants to reform the No Child Left Behind Act. (Freddie Allen/NNPA) By Freddie...
2015/01/27 17:19
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A man holds a sign at the Tea Party Patriots’ “Exempt America from Obamacare” rally on the west lawn of the Capitol in 2013. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The bad Republican habit of calling for the...
2015/01/27 01:21
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If crews demolish the Fort Loudoun Dam bridge as planned next year, “million-dollar views” and a chance to connect the county’s greenways will go with it. Instead, local officials and state Rep....
2015/01/26 03:03
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Who's winning, who's losing, and why. Pipeline BlowoutThe Senate’s Keystone debate was downright miserable for Democrats and people who believe in climate science. Since the Senate began debate on...
2015/01/25 05:06
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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is among 22 Senate sponsors of the American Liberty Restoration Act, S. 203, a bill that repeals the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that requires people to...
2015/01/25 01:02
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Who should decide what's best for local school districts and the students they serve? Perhaps no question left open by the November 2014 elections has more potential impact on the future of New...
2015/01/24 23:27
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FILE: June 11, 2013: Then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., left, and Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speak with reporters on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. (AP) Late at night,...
2015/01/24 05:06
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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam presides over a meeting at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn., about his proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, on...
2015/01/24 01:03
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Who's winning, who's losing, and why. Iowa’s Early BirdsRepublican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State. DES MOINES, Iowa—There may be some...
2015/01/23 19:19
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... Riedel/Associated Press) The GOP has been “the stupid party” on climate change, its message dominated for years by obstreperous opponents of climate scientists and climate policy. This week...
2015/01/23 18:51
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Ford Trinket Transports Mike Quigley Down Memory Road In anticipation of the 2015 Washington Auto Show, representatives from Ford Motor Company fanned out across the Capitol to deliver commemorative...
2015/01/23 01:03
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Who's winning, who's losing, and why. Now that Republicans are in control of both chambers of Congress, the push to slay Obamacare by a thousand cuts is officially underway. But if the first stab is...
2015/01/23 00:27
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WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers are facing rising pressure from conservatives groups and activists to go big – or potentially go home – in their fight against ObamaCare. After taking control of...
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Created: 01/22/2015 4:00 PM KSTP.com The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday endorsed continuing the federally required annual testing of students under the No...
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Legislation that would eliminate the health care reform law's mandate for most Americans to buy health insurance was introduced Wednesday by a pair of senators running the committees with the most...
2015/01/22 10:39
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The Past, Present, And Future of High-Stakes Testing After a long stretch as the law of the land, annual standardized tests are being put to, well, the test.This week, the Senate education committee...
2015/01/21 23:40
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... -- WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law. It's focusing first on the thorny issue of...
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