Jim Shelton, No. 2 at the Education Department, prepares to step down from his post.


The U.S. Department of Education is giving twelve districts, states, organizations, or post-secondary institutions $20 million total to develop turnaround leaders.


Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that OCR can investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.


About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.


Candidates debate the Common Core State Standards in a three-way race for Senate in Louisiana.


The U.S. Department of Education is hoping to survey 2,000 high schools to find out what works and what doesn't.


The Education Department still needs to tackle teacher preparation regulations and outline criteria for judging assessments.


Add California Democrat Rep. George Miller's name to the list of policymakers who think a "smart pause" is warranted before tying teacher evaluations to tests aligned to the Common Core standards.


Attorney General Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.


Any policy impact aside, one thing is almost certain: Social media would have made the Charlottesville, Va., summit a lot more fun for education journalists to cover.


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