The first part of the year will tell us a lot about where the president elect wants to go on education and the priority he places on the issue.
Catherine E. Lhamon, the Education Department's current assistant secretary for civil rights, was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in December and was selected by its members to be chairwoman.
The list of our most popular blog posts for the outgoing year is dominated by Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who didn't talk much about education during his campaign for president.
South Carolina GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney could have a significant impact on federal public school policy in a few ways as head of the Office of Management and Budget.
Winners in the latest round of federal grants include a college in Kentucky, a health-care nonprofit group in Mississippi, and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians in California.
Getting vouchers through Congress might be a very tough sell, but there are a few approaches Washington could take to expand private school choice in some fashion.
Folks in edu-Washington who have worked for either former President George W. Bush, or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, are volunteering Trump's education team.
The House Freedom Caucus posted a list of "recommended list of regulations to remove" in the first 100 days of President-elect Donald Trump's administration.
ESSA includes provisions that President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary could use to promote public school choice, such as virtual learning, and charter schools.
King's year-long tenure has been marked by big fights between different groups, all of whom consider themselves advocates of public education.