After a standoff that lasted two years, the Hawaii State Teachers Association approved a contract that ties evaluations and pay raises to student test scores.


Arne Duncan questioned whether Congress would ever be able to agree on rewriting No Child Left Behind if politicians couldn't agree to tighten gun control in the wake of Newtown.


The U.S. Secretary of Education endures some pointed questioning on the Obama administration's education-funding priorities at a Senate hearing on the president's proposed budget.


About $120 million in new Race to the Top funds will go to a second round of the district competition.


A new set of "action steps" from a leading civil rights organization says that the federal government can, and should, do more to ensure that school funding is equitable.


Jim Shelton, the U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for innovation and improvement, is to take on an even bigger role at the department early next month.


When you think of the current debates about education redesign, who do you think are key players who can really shape policy or rhetoric?


The president's budget proposal would use a new tax on tobacco products to expand federal aid for preschool programs and for a new competitive-grant program for high school overhaul.


Schools would be encouraged to expand the use of positive behavior support services, and take other steps to help address students' mental health under bipartisan bill.


Guest post by Nirvi Shah So which of the Head Start providers on a watch list by the federal government didn't make the cut during the first attempt at accountability for the decades-old pre-K program? It's hard to say. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services won't, either. Last week, my colleague Christina Samuels wrote on the Early Years blog that 25 of 125 low-performing Head Start providers that went through a recompetition process to maintain federal funding lost money to serve the regions they have been serving for years, in many cases. Though HHS's Head Start ...


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