Recent bills – for students, GIs, housing market – add to long-term budget commitments.
Legislation aims to point out colleges where costs are rising most, pushing states to pony up.
The bill, designed to encourage lenders to keep offering federal loans to students, won bipartisan support in Congress.
US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings pushes a uniform system to calculate and report rates.
The case against the Palm Beach County district aims to clarify its duty to keep more kids in school.
Bush cites city's gains on sixth anniversary of No Child Left Behind. Critics see uneven results.