The debate and rhetoric over the common standards is really heating up.


Republicans questions on implementation pinpoint the political and policy challenges inherent in the NCLB waivers.


Congress wouldn't pump another penny into encouraging stats to adopt the common core standards, or overseeing their implementation if Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has his way.


Fans of bipartisan-backed school safety and mental health bills will have to find another legislative vehicle for their programs.


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.


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