George Pataki, Former N.Y. Governor, Joins Republican Presidential Contest

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.


Former Sen. Rick Santorum Joins GOP Race for White House

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.


Higher Education Act Reauthorization: What You Need to Know

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.


Post-Memorial Day Reading List: Op-Eds from Washington, Presidential Elections

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 Richard Burr, R-N.C., explains how outdated federal formulas are cheating some states with high concentrations of poverty out of millions of dollars.


Five Non-Waiver States Will Get to Pause School Ratings For a Year

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


Republican Focus Group Shows Jeb Bush's Support for Common Core No Big Deal

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.


California Can Hit Accountability Snooze Button

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


Early-Education Bill Reintroduced in the House, But Prospects Still Grim

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.


Sen. Rand Paul, Presidential Candidate, Not Opposed to National Testing

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.


Lawmakers Eager to See Bureau of Indian Education Reimagined

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.


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