The U.S. Department of Education continues to quietly approve and negotiate over states' teacher-evaluation systems as part of its No Child Left Behind Act waiver process.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker, one of the most prominent Democrats to support vouchers, is likely to be the next U.S. senator from New Jersey.


Colorado, Wisconsin and New Mexico are getting additional Race to the Top cash under the Early Learning Challenge competition, the states announced this week.


Alexander and teaparty favorite Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will talk up school choice.


A Senate bill passed July 24 could mean lower rates for students come this fall. But it could result in much higher rates in years to come.


President Barack Obama used a high-profile speech on the nation's economic future to bolster his administration's case for investing in education programs.


A House panel put off a vote on an K-12 spending bill, a move advocates think might be driven by the magnitude of cuts.


As Congress shifts into budget season, education advocates are getting ready to renew their push to fight the across-the-board cuts to federal K-12 programs, better known Inside-the-Beltway as "sequestration."


The Obama administration is endorsing the latest bipartisan Senate plan to set student-loan interest rates to the market.


Edweek's Common Core Queen Catherine Gewertz has the full scoop.


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