federal policy

What is the Future of the DOE?

The federal Department of Education has been a source of criticism on the GOP presidential campaign trail.
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Duncan Praises Push to Help Immigrant Students

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he's encouraged that some states are allowing the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges.

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Alabama Immigration Law: State Attorney General Balks At Feds' School Enrollment Data Request

Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all students in many Alabama school districts as part of its federal lawsuit challenging the state's tough new immigration law.

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Harkin-Enzi No Child Left Behind Bill Faces Uncertain Future

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road.

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Clearing Up Some Confusion About the New Federal Student Loan Rules

On Wednesday, President Obama introduced two changes to the federal student loan program that could affect several million borrowers. The broad outlines of his plans to encourage loan consolidation and assist people who are struggling financially are reasonably clear.

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Minn. District Near Civil Rights Deal

A Minnesota school district must report to the federal government any future allegations of harassment against Somali students as part of a tentative agreement to end a civil rights investigation, the district's superintendent said Monday.

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Obama Speeds Up Aid for College Students: How Will It Help You/

President Obama will pitch a plan today to help ease the burden of loans on college students, as a new report shows that higher education is becoming more expensive for many young Americans.

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Bush Promotes Education Initiative in Denver

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday he's still passionate about education, even though he considers himself to be only an observer of politics since he left office.

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Education Makes a Political Comeback in Washington

After years on the political back burner, education is making a comeback in Washington, driven in large part by Democrats.

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Senator Alexander Aims to Shape Education Law Overhaul

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a member of the Senate education committee and a former U.S. secretary of education, said that when the panel takes up the legislation this week, he will vote to send it to the full Senate.

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