Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.


Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin will get to keep their NCLB waivers for another year, but two of the extensions come with some pretty big asterisks.


Educators from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., pen an open letter to members of Congress, urging them to support a bipartisan bill on firearms background checks.


The latest survey of education experts by Whiteboard Advisors reveals little confidence in the ability of Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


The $250 million Preschool Development program represents a relatively modest down payment on the Obama administration's much broader, $75 billion early childhood proposal.


In her bid to unseat Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker, what positions is Democrat Mary Burke taking on key K-12 issues?


Alexander and Kline are curious about the reasoning behind the department's seemingly schizophrenic approach to the teacher evaluation portion of the waivers


Senate Republicans are concerned about the U.S. Department of Education's authority to change evaluation criteria for state special education systems.


The Obama administration's signature i3 program, which helped districts scale up promising practices, was supposed to be all about helping pinpoint evidence-based strategies to improve achievement.


If the Beehive State had voluntarily ditched its waiver, it would have been the first state in the nation to do so.


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