Arizona and federal officials are arguing over the weight given to graduation rates in the state accountability system and the use of student growth in its teacher-evaluation system.


California's plan to dump most of its state testing program as it muddles through the transition to new tests aligned to the common core got a major rejection letter from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today.


Congress is back in town this week, but education legislation is likely to remain on the back burner in both chambers for the next month.


A new report commissioned by legislative leaders in Indiana finds that the changes made to the state's grading system, which benefited a charter school run by a top political donor, were "plausible."


The U.S. Department of Education will base part of its decision to renew a state's waiver on data analyses that it has not committed to making public.


The U.S. Department of Education is expecting states to up the ante on teacher quality if they want another two years of flexibility under No Child Left Behind Act waivers.


Teachers are infusing the lessons of the civil-rights movement into their classrooms as thousands descend on Washington for a celebration that culminates with a speech by President Obama.


On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on the education community to advance an equal-opportunity agenda.


The Education Sciences Reform Act, or ESRA for short, could be next on House Republicans to-do list.


Think that leaves a lot of folks in "acting" key roles at the U.S. Department of Education? You're right!


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