President Obama today tapped Catherine E. Lhamon, who spent a decade working for the American Civil Liberties Union in California, as chief civil rights enforcer at the Education Department.


There are going to be 40 amendments to the Democratic-only bill tommorrow.


Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., and Duncan Hunter, R-CA, complained that "post-waiver reality is not living up to the pre-waiver assurances" that states gave the U.S. Department of Education.


Can't keep the three bills put out in Congress this week on the long-stalled reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act straight? Here's your cheat sheet:   Senate Senate House Category Democrat Republican Republican Accountability Maintains the NCLB law's testing schedule, and states that have federal waivers could stick with those plans. States that don't already have federal waivers would have to come up with a set of goals that take into account both overall student achievement and growth. States without waivers would have to submit an ambitious accountability plan to the U.S. secretary of education for approval. States...


Both states have struggled with capacity to implement their plans, according to new progress reports released today by the U.S. Department of Education.


Happy Friday! Read through three bills and still want more on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? Check out these good reads.


The program would dole out competitive grants to school districts who partner with post-secondary institutions and other organizations.


In the latest bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind, House Republicans want to give states maximum flexibility, except when it comes to teacher evaluations.


Sen. Alexander is counting on transparency, not federally approved goals, to be the main lever for school improvement.


An Obama administration plan would ask the Federal Communications Commission to make potentially broad changes to the E-rate program, which provides tech support to schools.


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