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.


U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., handily beat out tea party challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, in Thursday's primary.


August is a great time to take a deep dive into Head Start, extended learning time, and peer-reviewed assessments.


As the electronic cigarette trend reaches an increasing number of youths, Senate Democrats want the FDA to take additional steps to regulate the industry's marketing tactics.


Congress left town for its August recess last week without filling a number of key positions at the U.S. Department of Education. That means some folks are stuck with "acting" at the start of their title, and other positions are just plain vacant.


The stance by U.S. Sen. David Vitter puts him at odds with current Gov. Bobby Jindal, a fellow Republican battling to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana.


A look at how the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are donating to House and Senate campaigns.


The Thomas B. Fordham's Institute's longstanding president, Chester E. "Checker" Finn Jr., steps down Aug. 1.


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