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.


The U.S. Department of Education is launching a new, $75 million round of funding for GEAR UP, a competition aimed at increasing access to higher education for low-income students.


Lawmakers and lobbyists turn up the heat on the Federal Communication Commission, which has promised to revamp its E-Rate system before the start of the next school year.


The U.S. Department of Education uses a three-pronged approach to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.


A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that sequestration cuts to Title I and Impact Aid forced some districts to reduce specialists, increase class sizes, reduce professional development, and delay technology upgrades.


Lauren Camera, who just wrapped up a Spencer Fellowship at Columbia University, will be joining the blog, and Education Week, starting on Monday.


A federal review of the California districts that won a waiver from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act shows delays and changes to major strategies for dealing with the lowest-achieving schools.


If it becomes law, the waiver plan would let some schools opt out of heightened nutrition standards next year.


Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., is introducing a bill that aims to increase school-choice programs for military and special needs children.


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