Thirty-five years ago this week, in its very first issue, Education Week published details of a memo written by the Education Secretary taking aim at the department itself.
With the Every Student Succeeds Act on the books, many believe the next president won't be able to put a big stamp on federal K-12 policy. Let's examine that assumption.
It's that time again! The U.S. Secretary of Education will be embarking on the department's annual back-to-school bus tour.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told an American Legion convention Thursday that he wants school children to regularly say the pledge of allegiance, and learn patriotism. He's also recently said the nation could use the money it spends on undocumented immigrants on school choice.
The Education Department aims to give districts and states added flexibility in use of funds to aid low-income students, but not enough to mollify its sharpest critics in Washington.
The vast majority of states don't give their schools much of an incentive to bolster achievement for the most advanced students, according to a report released Wednesday by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a think tank in Washington.
"This finding, perhaps more than any other, exemplifies the divide between the reform agenda of the past 16 years and the actual desires of the American public," a PDK poll analysis said.
Rob Goad is on leave from Rep. Luke Messer's office and is currently in New York City working for the Trump campaign, according to sources.
The dispute began in 2011, when the U.S. Department of Education threatened to withhold in future years more than $112 million from South Carolina.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is apparently a fan of Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War" and thinks they can do the job typically done by teachers.