You may have read over and over that the Every Student Succeeds Act shifts more power over education policy to states. But what you may be less familiar with is the overall political landscape in the states.
There's a little noticed provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act that could help states and districts use federal funding to expand or try out academic services for individual kids.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas hasn't said a lot about public schools on the GOP presidential campaign trail, but his handful of policy positions are pretty clear. And one of them is an old favorite for many conservatives.
The last round of the Obama administration's Investing in Innovation grant program as we know it starts now, with applications available later this month.
Duncan's analysis and opinion pieces will appear on the Brown Center Chalkboard, the Institution's policy blog.
School districts, state chiefs, advocates, and the U.S. Department of Education now have a better idea of how testing will work under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
What happened in voting booths in areas of the Empire State where the testing opt-out movement was a big deal in the 2014-15 school year?
A panel of educators, advocates, and Education Department officials reached agreement on assessment regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but deadlocked on a key spending issue.
The bill from House Reps. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., and Mark Takano, D-Calif., would allow teachers to apply their classroom service time to two federal loan-forgiveness programs simultaneously.
In a conversation with Andrew Rotherham of Bellwether Education Partners, Duncan stressed that school funding gaps between wealthy and non-wealthy schools persist despite federal law, and are quite stark.