At the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about standards and "overtesting," and was questioned on an encounter with parent protesters.


As states roll out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, they're also considering, or reconsidering, how to use them in accountability systems.


Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."


The Washington state Senate took a critical step toward regaining the state's waiver from many of the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.


What are John King's plans and priorities as the Obama administration draws to a close?


The announcement comes a little more than a week after GOP leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives abandoned a vote on a GOP-backed overhaul bill.


Nebraska is poised to apply for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, after years of not seeking that flexibility.


State renewals of NCLB waivers are very much in progress, including in states that have faced some waiver angst lately, such as Utah and Maine.


Clinton voted for the law as a senator, but by the time she ran for president in 2008, was critical of what she saw as its punitive nature.


The state will be allowed to use competency-based tests developed by local and state officials, trying them out with a handful of districts in lieu of statewide tests.


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