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  • Bridging the gap between hopelessness and hope

    Bridging the gap between hopelessness and hope
    It was 50 years ago this month that President Lyndon Johnson traveled to a one-room school house in Stonewall, Texas, where he attended classes, to sign the most expansive piece of federal education legislation ever enacted — the Elementary and...
  • No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable

    No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable
    The No Child Left Behind Act, a product of good bipartisan intentions and bad legislative drafting, is closer than ever to a rewrite that was supposed to have happened eight years ago. Two senators who were carrying widely divergent bills to reauthorize...
  • Warner, Kaine say stay on H2B visa freeze will help seafood industry

    Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine say Virginia seafood businesses got a break with a request filed by federal agencies for a court decision to hold off enforcing a ruling stoppingĀ  officials from processing visas for seasonal workers. The unopposed...
  • Health insurance of 470,000 Pennsylvanians at stake under Supreme Court Obamacare case

    Health insurance of 470,000 Pennsylvanians at stake under Supreme Court Obamacare case
    The nation's top court will hear arguments Wednesday on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that could affect millions of Americans — including those in Pennsylvania — who bought health insurance through the federal marketplace. The legal...
  • Universities press Congress for fewer rules

    Universities press Congress for fewer rules
    Some of the nation's top university officials, including the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, are calling on Congress to roll back what they see as a byzantine and ever-expanding system of federal regulations that is costing schools...
  • House GOP chips away at Obamacare, voting to redefine full-time work

    Congressional Republicans renewed their assault Thursday on the Affordable Care Act, as the House passed legislation to redefine the law's definition of full-time work, a key detail that would affect how employers must provide health benefits to workers....
  • Education Is The Business Of The States

    Education Is The Business Of The States
    In 1981, Tennessee's 41-year-old governor proposed to President Ronald Reagan a swap: Washington would fully fund Medicaid and the states would have complete responsibility for primary and secondary education. Reagan, a former governor, was receptive. But...
  • Anthem breach: A gap in federal health privacy law?

    Anthem breach: A gap in federal health privacy law?
    WASHINGTON — Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age — an omission that seems striking in light of the major cyberattack against...
  • 5 things to know about school testing

    5 things to know about school testing
    Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too. On Wednesday, the...
  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    Senators grapple with how much students should be tested
    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. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...
  • Obama, in Baltimore, promotes family, sick leave proposals

    Obama, in Baltimore, promotes family, sick leave proposals
    President Barack Obama surprised lunchtime diners at a Baltimore cafe Thursday with an unannounced stop to promote a proposal to guarantee paid sick leave for millions more American workers. After lunch at Charmington's in Remington, the president...