At a Senate session on preparing workers, college and company leaders weigh a stronger federal role in higher education.
The vote defies Bush, but margin is insufficient to withstand a promised veto.
6 deaths in April prompt gathering of lawmakers and flurry of legislation aimed at encouraging (and challenging) colleges.
Lawmakers at House hearing agree that industry and government programs should compete, but clash on most everything else.
Congressional measure focuses on professional sports, but mandates scrutiny of the NCAA, too.
Higher education backs efforts by municipalities to provide Internet access to all.
House committee backs increases for NSF and NASA; Senate panel sets level funds for NEH and NEA.
Money is tight in House spending plan for education programs and NIH, but panel reverses most cuts proposed by Bush administration.
Teacher education programs, blasted in recent years, seek to show that they're changing and welcome accountability.
A House panel approves bills on graduate and international education, beginning formal work on the massive federal law.
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