Arne Duncan to Head South for Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour

Politics K-12 will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during his annual back-to-school bus tour, highlighting administration initiatives in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.


Obama Administration's Education Policies at the Heart of New Lawsuit

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is on a warpath to repeal the common core and accompanying tests in Louisiana, plans to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for forcing states to adopt the them.


Mike McFadden, Republican Contender in Minn.'s Senate Race, Banks on Education

The Republican businessman challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota's Senate race is making education the foundation of his campaign.


Is Waiverless Washington State Still Out in the Cold on Teacher Evaluations?

Washington state lost its waiver because it lacks a law tying student test scores to teacher evaluations, but now federal officials are delaying that requirement for waiver states that need more time.


Better Oversight Needed of Federal Program for Homeless Students, GAO Says

A Government Accountability Office report found that the federal program that ensures homeless students have access to the public education system is hampered by limited staff and resources, lack of coordination, and more.


Michigan, Ohio Have Their NCLB Waivers Extended

Michigan and Ohio will get to keep their NCLB waivers for another year, joining a growing group of states granted an extension while making changes to teacher evaluations.


Waiver States Can Seek a Year's Delay in Using Tests for Teacher Evaluations

States that have NCLB Act waivers are being given a chance to delay until the 2015-16 school year the use of student test results in making teacher evaluations.


PDK/Gallup Poll Finds Rising Awareness, Majority Opposition to Common Core

The 46th annual education policy public opinion poll from PDK/Gallup shows that a majority of Americans oppose the Common Core State Standards.


Florida in Waiver Stand-Off With Ed. Department Over ELL Testing

Florida is unlikely to change a new state law on testing English language learners, despite objections from the U.S. Department of Education that it conflicts with the state's No Child Left Behind waiver requirements.


Former Sen. James Jeffords, Key Education Lawmaker, Dies at 80

The former Vermont senator and congressman, a Republican-turned-Independent, was a central player on landmark laws including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act.


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