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    Teacher Quality

    Witnesses testified about teacher training programs and evaluation systems. Among the topics they addressed were means of measuring student success, state programs to improve teacher…

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    No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization, Part 1

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified about the Obama administration’s blueprint for overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.…

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    School Food Safety and Nutrition

    Experts testified about improving school nutrition and the safety of food in schools. Topics included the largest recall of meat in the nation’s history in February after investigations revealed that…

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    Education Department Oversight

    Secretary Spellings testified about the Department of Education’s Reading First and the management of student loan programs. The administration and management of several college student loan programs…

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    Reading First Program Oversight, Part 2

    The House Education and Labor Committee held an investigative hearing into alleged mismanagement of the Reading First program and conflicts of interest with authors and publishers. Topics…

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    Reading First Program Oversight, Part 1

    The House Education and Labor Committee held an investigative hearing into alleged mismanagement of the Reading First program and conflicts of interest with authors and publishers. Topics…

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    English As a Second Language

    Witnesses testified about the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on students with a limited proficiency in English. Topics included adequate school resources, teacher training,…

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    110th Congress Education Agenda

    A panel of Congressional members presented their educational priorities for the 110th Congress to school board members at the National School Boards Association’s 34th annual Federal…

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    Education Issues

    Lawmakers and education officials talked about the “No Child Left Behind Act,” improving the quality of public education, funding education programs, and enforcing standards. Following…

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    The Achievement Gap in U.S. Schools

    A hearing with two panels of witnesses was held, titled “Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools: the No Child Left Behind Act.” During the first panel Education Secretary…

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    Vocational Education Policy

    Representative Castle talked about funding for vocational and technical education and legislation on the issue being considered in Congress. He responded to telephone calls, faxes, and…

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    State-Federal Education Issues

    The first two days of the 2005 National Governors Association winter meeting were devoted to the 2005 National Education Summit on High Schools. Secretary Spellings talked about the Education…

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    New Idea Bill

    Lawmakers spoke to reporters outside the White House about education legislation and the signing ceremony for disabilities education programs.

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    Head Start Program Legislation

    Representatives talked about legislation to reauthorize the Head Start program. The bill, HR 2210, was introduced by Rep. Castle. Rep. Waters opposed the bill and was a former Head Start…

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    Education Bill

    Members met to resolve differences and finalize an education bill to be sent to the president. The legislation would authorize $26.5 billion for public primary and secondary education,…

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    Education Legislation Conference

    The House-Senate conference committee met for the purpose of agreeing on a compromise to President Bush’s Education Plan in HR 1. Rep. Boehner is chair of the House Education and Workforce…

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    Education Policy

    Members met to resolve differences in versions of education legislation. Among the issues addressed were accountability standards, teacher training and education, and school funding.

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    School Violence

    Following school shootings in Colorado and several copycat attempts at other schools, witnesses testified about ways to curb youth violence. The first panel of students talked about ways to…

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    Education Flexibility Bill Signing

    President Bill Clinton signed a bill that would allow states greater freedom in spending federal education dollars. Richard Riley, Education Secretary, Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and…

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    After-School Care and Child Care

    President Bill Clinton announced plans to seek more funding for child care assistance for low income families and to bolster after school educational programs. He noted that while much has…

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