States seeking to develop new types of tests or look at the number and type of tests they offer can apply for $9 million in federal competitive grants.
More often than not, teachers at the SIG schools that got extra support from their districts reported that these outside efforts weren't particularly helpful.
H.R. 4901, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, would reauthorize the D.C. voucher program for three years.
If schools want to prepare students for the jobs of the future, King plans to say, they'll need to move beyond just reading and math.
U.S. Secretary of Education John King isn't backing down on the department's stance on how a wonky spending provision should play out under ESSA.
In a testy Senate education committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., told Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. that he believed the U.S. Department of Education was not following the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Should so-called education reform advocates be interested in or perhaps even enthusiastic about the Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign?
The new law includes a host of new transparency requirements that will give the feds, states, districts, educators, advocates and (yes) education reporters a much clearer picture of how different populations of kids are doing.
Members of the Every Student Succeeds Act negotiated rulemaking committee couldn't agree on how to ensure that federal Title I aid for low-income students does not supplant state and local money.
"Researchers are just like everyone else; we can be political too," said Pedro Noguera, a New York University education professor, during the start of the American Educational Research Association Research's centennial meeting on Friday.