August 2015 Archives

The theme is "Ready for Success" with a lot of emphasis on the bookends of the edu-spectrum: early and higher education.

For those states, results from tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards won't have an effect on school ratings, at least for the school year that just ended.

The Obama administration wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended to ensure that alternative certification programs continue to supply teachers.

Want to know where the major presidential candidates stand on K-12 education? Don't go to their campaign websites.

For the Louisiana Democrat, the most important story in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is the enhanced equity in the New Orleans' education system.

The U.S. Department of Education has taken a politically symbolic step: It's officially said that states can offer alternate assessments only to the 1 percent of students who have severe cognitive disabilities.

Federal law requires each school to test at least 95 percent of its students or else the district or state could face sanctions.

Unlike last week's renewals, in which each state locked in generous three-year waiver extensions, this round of states secured only a one-year renewal.

A half-dozen White House hopefuls talked common core, teachers' unions, and the federal role in K-12 at a New Hampshire event. Here's an issue-by-issue roundup.

Save the Children, one of the oldest child-welfare organizations in the country, created a political action arm last year specifically to make early-childhood education a top issues among all candidates for the 2016 presidential campaign.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan blasted the Republicans' decision to slash the administration's Preschool Development Grant program, arguing it would pull funds away from states in the last two years of the grant.

The op-ed comes as Democratic presidential nominee contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., continues to draw tens of thousands of supporters to speeches across the country and is rising in the polls.

Both Maine and Michigan received three-year renewals of their NCLB waivers, meaning they won't have to request another during President Barack Obama's tenure.

The grants are expected to cover all but $12 of the cost of each AP test taken by qualifying students.

A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Gov. Scott Walker arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have enough power.

The plan reflects several proposals gaining traction in Washington as Congress begins its process to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, including pushing states to invest more in higher education.

Jeb Bush has taken a lot of flak from his GOP opponents for supporting the common-core standards, a position he's steadfastly backed, even as his conservative contemporaries have waged battle against them.

The states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

Will Bush and Kasich continue to support for the common core? How will the three senators with similar education agendas differentiate themselves? Will ESEA reauthorization come up?

Gilmore served as governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002, where he helped implement the "Virginia Standards of Learning," which are still on the books today.

Having trouble keeping track of which states have been renewed and which are still waiting? We've got a map for that.

Members of Congress don't return to Washington until Sept. 8 and will have just 10 legislative days to find a path forward on the fiscal 2016 federal budget.

The federal government should help support and encourage state-level reforms, not write standards or curriculum, the former Florida governor said at a GOP presidential candidates' forum Monday.

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton runs ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP hopeful, slams the teachers' unions.

Seeking an upper hand in a crowded GOP presidential election field, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for an upper cut to his old political foe.

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