Christie made his presidential announcement at the Livingston, N.J. high school, which he attended and where he said he developed many of his traits that served him well later in public office.
Under one vision, states and the federal government would set goals for student achievement, but the states would be able to use any strategies they wanted to get there.
The 2016 election season is just getting started, but there's already a favorite sport among GOP contenders: Hitting Jeb Bush for his support of the Common Core standards.
So the big news of the day wasn't education related, but the U.S. Department of Education is celebrating all the same, at least on social media.
Get beyond the Beltway for a moment. Which curriculum directors, superintendents, parent engagement administrators, and others have the best ideas?
Democrats on the committee unsuccessfully attempted to restore funding for a host of education programs that were eliminated or gutted in the Senate appropriations bill.
The bill would slash $2.8 billion in education funding, even as a larger debate looms over whether Congress will strike a deal to avert across-the-board funding cuts.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., scheduled the measure for floor debate for July 7, just one day after 10 major education groups joined forces to demand senators prioritize the measure.
The fiscal 2016 spending proposal would slash funding for a slew of programs and eliminate about 10, including Investing in Innovation, Preschool Development Grants, and Striving Readers.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill requiring districts to notify parents of their right to opt their children out of standardized exams.