How Do States Plan to Make Sure the Poorest Schools Get Good Teachers?

The big question is whether the plans submitted to the Education Department will actually make a difference when it comes to the equitable distribution of teachers.


Edu-Organizations to Congress: Keep Vouchers Out of ESEA Rewrite

Next week, the U.S. Senate is slated to start debating a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. One of the big points of contention to watch? Expanding school choice.


Gov. Christie, Newest GOP Presidential Contender, Bemoans U.S. PISA Rankings

Christie made his presidential announcement at the Livingston, N.J. high school, which he attended and where he said he developed many of his traits that served him well later in public office.


What Should the Next Version of Accountability Look Like?

Under one vision, states and the federal government would set goals for student achievement, but the states would be able to use any strategies they wanted to get there.


Favorite GOP Primary Game: Bashing Jeb Bush on Common Core

The 2016 election season is just getting started, but there's already a favorite sport among GOP contenders: Hitting Jeb Bush for his support of the Common Core standards.


Arne Duncan Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling: #LoveWins

So the big news of the day wasn't education related, but the U.S. Department of Education is celebrating all the same, at least on social media.


Where Can We Find Cutting-Edge District Leaders? Tell Us!

Get beyond the Beltway for a moment. Which curriculum directors, superintendents, parent engagement administrators, and others have the best ideas?


Senate Committee Approves Bill Cutting Ed. Dept. by $1.7 Billion in FY 2016

Democrats on the committee unsuccessfully attempted to restore funding for a host of education programs that were eliminated or gutted in the Senate appropriations bill.


House Appropriations Committee OKs Fiscal 2016 Education Spending Plan

The bill would slash $2.8 billion in education funding, even as a larger debate looms over whether Congress will strike a deal to avert across-the-board funding cuts.


Senate Schedules Debate on Bipartisan ESEA Reauthorization

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., scheduled the measure for floor debate for July 7, just one day after 10 major education groups joined forces to demand senators prioritize the measure.


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