Three of the four states that won second-round Race to the Top grants seem to be sailing along, while four other states have seen more significant delays and course-corrections.
The Senate committee responsible for funding education has postponed the markup up of its federal fiscal 2015 spending bill, and Republicans are angry.
Eric Cantor resigned his post as Majority Leader, leaving in jeopardy a short list of education-focused bills awaiting a House vote.
Lawmakers from both chambers and both sides of the aisle in Congress said Tuesday that they expect the workforce bill to pass before their July recess.
In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in the Republican primary for the 7th District of Virginia on Tuesday to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.
The Obama administration's proposal for a new iteration of the Race to the Top program aimed at bolstering educational equity, was rejected by Senate Democrats on a spending subcommittee Tuesday.
"A rushed effort to apply the assessments could punish teachers as they're trying new things," a Gates Foundation official wrote in announcing the group's new stance.
Even so, Oklahoma's decision to drop the Common Core State Standards was motivated by politics and not necessarily what's best for students, the U.S. Secretary of Education said.
Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.
The U.S. Department of Education may lack tools to evaluate an Obama administration competitive-grant program aimed at distressed communities, the investigative arm of Congress finds.