Teachers' unions spent big this midterm election cycle, especially on state and local races, without much return on that investment.
The American Federation of Teachers launched several political ads leading up to Tuesday's midterm election, and AFT President Randi Weingarten stumped in key states.
For insights on the education implications of the 2014 mid-term elections, check out Education Week's election guide, available online and in PDF form.
Some states are trying out ACT and SAT in their accountability systems, but there are limits to this approach.
Big suburban superintendents want new kinds of tests and the option to test less frequently.
A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.
None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.
Federal and state accountability must do more than just hold schools' feet to the fire on student outcomes, civil rights groups say in a letter to President Barack Obama.
Tennessee recently delayed the use of its new common-core aligned state tests, and Gov. Bill Haslam announced that the state will begin a public vetting of the standards.
A new grant competition from the U.S. Department of Education will help states get early education programs off the ground and give others the chance to expand already successful models.