Sen. Alexander pointed out that the block grant was essentially a compromise;many senators wanted to keep those eliminated programs around, or had hoped to create new ones. He doesn't understand then why the president's budget asks for money for new K-12 programs, while not seeking to fund the block grant sufficiently.
The move is a potential violation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires that students in grades 3-8 are given one test statewide
What did Alexander say about education back in 1996 and 2000, when he sought the GOP nomination for president, and how does what he said on the campaign trail compare to today?
Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. is one step closer to being a full-fledged cabinet official with Wednesday's 16-6 vote by the Senate education committee.
John B. King Jr., the Education Department's top official, urges federal lawmakers to reauthorize the big career-tech-ed law, but few are optimistic that Congress will get it done any time soon.
Regulations for the "supplement-not-supplant" requirement will be up for discussion when Every Student Success Act Title I negotiators meet.
Many Republicans, and some Democrats too, might balk at the idea of a Washington-backed group rappelling into a school district amid pledges to help fix problems.
Acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr., told a conference of mayors and local officials that he plans to spend part of his time spotlighting school-improvement strategies.
Though he's yet to lay out a detailed K-12 platform, we know the GOP presidential candidate doesn't like the common core and thinks American students produce lousy test scores.
Clinton said she'd like to create an "education SWAT team" at the U.S. Department of Education to help intervene in Detroit's struggling schools, as well as steer federal money to repairing and modernizing schools.