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Among his education achievements as governor was signing into law a bill that made some undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition.


George Pataki served as governor of New York for three terms, from 1995 through 2006, during which he raised the state's charter school caps.


Rick Santorum, the highly conservative former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who has apologized for voting in favor of the NCLB law, launches his bid for the presidency.


The same issues that stand in the way of Congress overhauling the federal K-12 law could also delay the overhaul of the Higher Education Act.


Among other highlights, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., explains how outdated federal formulas are cheating some states with high concentrations of poverty out of millions of dollars.


You don't need a comprehensive No Child Left Behind waiver to get a reprieve from some of the law's accountability requirements.


The focus group was asked if they thought the common core was important, and if they were bothered by Bush's position regarding the standards.


But the state did not get its wishes granted on accountability and assessments for students in special education and English Language Learners.


When it was first introduced in 2013, the bill had a hefty price tag of $30 billion over the first five years and only got the support of three Republicans.


That education made it into the 10-minute Meet the Press interview at all is a big deal, and bodes well for education as an issue in the 2016 election cycle.


A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.


To illustrate how difficult it is for a bill to get to the president's desk, we've created a choose-your-own-adventure legislative game. See if you can steer a bill to the president's desk.


In applying for the federal leeway, Seattle argued that its district-level system should pass federal muster, since its evaluation does require state test scores be part of the picture.


The move marks the first time the department has ever granted a state waiver from the HQT provisions. It also opens the door to a multitude of questions about states' teacher-distribution plans, which are due next month.


Hopes are still high for a bipartisan ESEA reauthorization bill to get on the U.S. Senate floor in early June, but the bill is still stuck in legislative limbo.


President Barack Obama has nominated Julius Lloyd Horwich, currently the deputy assistant secretary for legislative and congressional affairs.


What goes better with nice spring weather than accountability, testing, and personalized learning? Nothing you say? Check out these good reads.


The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.


The U.S. Department of Education is talking to city officials about funds available through a program intended for communities recovering from traumatic events.


Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at a Nevada high school that she wants to give students who came to the county as undocumented minors a path to citizenship.


District and state officials who participated in Race to the Top and the School Improvement Grants said they had a turnaround knowledge gap.


All three new GOP candidates have dissed the Common Core state standards as federal overreach.


My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color.


The National Education Association signaled its support for a bill introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., that would repeal the tax, which goes into effect in 2018.


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