Jeb Bush Addresses National Urban League; Touts Black, Hispanic Test Scores

Bush touted the achievement of black and Hispanic students in Florida, noting that the number of such students passing AP exams quadrupled during his time as governor.


Conference Process to Rewrite ESEA Gets Underway

All the expected characters were at the table: Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Reps. John Kline, R-Minn., and Bobby Scott, D-Va.


Bipartisan Bill Would Overhaul Teacher Loan Assistance Program

The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.


Arne Duncan on Accountability in ESEA Reauthorization

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan may only have eighteen months left in office—but they're critical months when it comes to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


Rep. Fattah Charged With Illegally Funneling Money Through His Ed Nonprofit

Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., who was previously a member of the House education committee, has pushed for legislation that would require states to equalize educational resources.


Education Department Maps School Boundaries

A new federal mapping project will help districts plan for more equitable school enrollment.


Teacher-Turned-Congressman: Rep. Mark Takano's Take on ESEA Rewrite

Takano favors grade-span testing, supports the federal mandate that states and schools test 95 percent of students, and thinks accountability should be entirely left up to states.


Fact Checking Donald Trump on Gov. Scott Walker's Education Record

The developer and GOP presidential hopeful has hit rival candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on common core and education cuts. Are his criticisms valid?


Still Work to Be Done After 25 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which was signed by President Gerald Ford in November 1975.


Five Things on Arne Duncan's Summer To-Do List

Duncan and Company are burning the mid-night oil over...


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