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Bill would restore $5.4B cut from Texas schools

A bill filed in the Texas House would restore all of the $5.4 billion cut from the state's public schools in 2011, the Associated Press reports. …

Bill to help foster youths with school records

Federal lawmakers have passed a bill that will give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve dismal education outcomes for foster children, the Associated Press…

Senate GOP fails to bring up immigration bill

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Republicans from bringing up an immigration bill offering permanent residence visas for foreigners with advanced degrees that passed the House last week despite the opposition…

Senate likely to revisit cyber bill

enate Majority Leader Harry Reid hopes to reintroduce cyber security legislation opposed by business groups once lawmakers return after Tuesday's election, a Senate aide said, adding that a White House…

California governor signs bills to make textbooks lighter on wallets and backpacks

The younger generations may one day never need to lug around heavy and expensive textbooks for their classes, Tecca reports. …

Bleak outlook for education spending under sequestration

Bleak outlook for education spending under sequestration

As schools face ever-increasing budget dilemmas, education stakeholders are desperately hoping to avoid sequestration, or across-the-board cuts, to domestic spending next year—cuts that could devastate education programs and affect many…

As school year starts, states tackle cyber bullying

As school year starts, states tackle cyber bullying

As educators and administrators prepare for another school year, they're also getting ready to take a new stance against cyber bullying.…

Delaware bans colleges from requiring students’ social media passwords

Delaware bans colleges from requiring students’ social media passwords

Should a university be able to edit a student’s Facebook profile or check his private tweets? Absolutely not, said the Delaware state legislature, as it recently passed the first state…

Lawmakers at odds over cuts in food stamps, school lunch program

A bill to overhaul the nation’s nutrition and farm program, as currently drafted, would cut spending by $35 billion over the next 10 years and make nearly 300,000 children ineligible…

Could NCLB waivers offer a roadmap to reauthorization?

Could NCLB waivers offer a roadmap to reauthorization?

Granting states waivers from the most stringent requirements of NCLB has brought a level of creativity to education reform that was unexpected when the Obama administration opened the waiver process…