Congress/legislation

Pushing for Wireless

Higher education backs efforts by municipalities to provide Internet access to all.

Congress Acts on Budgets for Humanities and Science Programs

House committee backs increases for NSF and NASA; Senate panel sets level funds for NEH and NEA.

For Colleges, a Better Than Expected Budget

Money is tight in House spending plan for education programs and NIH, but panel reverses most cuts proposed by Bush administration.

Playing Offense, Not Defense

Teacher education programs, blasted in recent years, seek to show that they're changing and welcome accountability.

Starting In on the Higher Ed Act

A House panel approves bills on graduate and international education, beginning formal work on the massive federal law.

Budget Bill Advances in House

Appropriations Committee endorses $50 increase in Pell maximum and minuscule boost for NIH.

House Holds Firm on Tight Budget

In passing spending measure for student aid and NIH, lawmakers approve permanent end to lender loophole.

Senate Passes Bill to Finance Cultural Endowments

NEH would receive $143 million and NEA $131 million in 2006, up $5 million each.

Failed Attempt at Easing Study in Cuba

U.S. House rejects amendment that would have undermined year-old Treasury Department rules.

Possible Breakthrough on Loan Consolidation

Republican leader proposes giving borrowers a choice of fixed or variable interest rates, but plan offers few details.

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