States seeking extended NCLB flexibility no longer would have to come up with plans to assure that poor and minority students have equal access to effective teachers, Politics K-12 has learned.
Despite bipartisan backing, a pre-K measure that would cost more than $30 billion in federal funds over its first five years faces big hurdles in a Congress consumed with budget cutting.
Education advocates continue to see the next few weeks as a crucial crunch-time when it comes to putting an end to the 5 percent sequestration cuts.
A draft of the legislation that's been widely distributed among education advocates shows that Harkin, and Miller are largely following the president's proposal.
So now that Election Day 2013 is behind us, we can all turn our attention to ... Election Day 2014! After all, it's only a year away.
For the second year, the U.S. Department of Education decided not to award any large "scale-up" grants for the Investing in Innovation contest.
The board that oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress is refusing to disclose its media policy on who does, and does not, get early access to test data.
Congress can't seem to do anything bipartisan these days, but a forthcoming preschool bill by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., will be a key exception.
A rally on Capitol Hill aimed to fire up advocates who have just weeks to make their case against across-the-board budget cuts before a congressional panel makes its own recommendations.
The education secretary noted that diving into the common core doesn't seem to have slowed down student achievement in the eight states that had begun to implement the standards when the test was given.