First Democratic Debate: Five Things to Watch on Education

Will anyone talk about K-12 education? Will standardized testing come up? Those and other K-12 questions surround today's Democratic presidential debate between five candidates.

Some Key Education Programs Alive in NCLB Rewrite, But Dead in the Budget

The Senate's ESEA rewrite includes resources for early childhood education, innovation, and literacy, but its spending bills would nix those programs.

More Leadership Chaos in Washington, More ESEA Forecasting

Congressional aides are said to be burning the midnight oil in a push to get a conference report done quickly, but still produce a well-crafted bill.

Q&A: Ed. Dept.'s Ted Mitchell On ESEA, Turnover, and Education Philanthropy

The U.S. Department of Education's undersecretary covered a range of topics in a one-on-one interview at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's recent learning forum.

Duncan, King, Democratic Senators: New ESEA Must Be Strong on Accountability

The toughest issue in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? Finding the sweet spot on accountability.

With Duncan on Way Out, How Much Political Juice Does Ed. Dept. Have Left?

At the end of the Obama administration's second term, the Education Department is running low on both carrots and sticks.

Departing Speaker Boehner Seeks to Renew D.C. Voucher Program

First created in 2004, the D.C. voucher program has been the proverbial political football in Congress for years.

Arne Duncan's on His Way Out: Does That Help or Hurt ESEA's Chances?

Experts and advocates are divided on whether Duncan's move will have a good, bad, or neutral effect on prospects of overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

NEA Endorses Hillary Clinton in Democratic Primary

The endorsement comes despite serious misgivings from some affiliates, who were hoping a slower endorsement process would give the union more time to extract more policy promises from Clinton.

Meet John B. King Jr., Who Will Be Acting U.S. Secretary of Education

A former New York state commissioner of education, he will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education following Secretary Arne Duncan's departure in December.

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