Legislators have taken an interest in early childhood education.
The Network for Public Education will support political candidates who oppose high-stakes testing, mass school closures, and the "privatizing" of public schools.
As part of its Education Nation project, NBC News has created an interactive map highlighting states' new academic goals for schools under No Child Left Behind Act waivers.
Carmel Martin, who has been one of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's right-hand people, will leave the Education Department and head to the Center for American Progress.
Automatic cuts to education and other programs took effect at the end of last week. But what's the next step for Congress?
The U.S. Secretary of Education says he misspoke in describing the impact of the automatic federal budget cuts on school districts, but still says it will be bad.
Nineteen states are concerned that a new federal accountability law would be disruptive, and cost more, according to a new Center on Education Policy report.
Two top Republican senators on education issues have some major questions on the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as sequestration.
It appears to be too early to determine what the automatic federal spending cuts kicking in today could mean for K-12 schools.
This leaves just three states that are sitting out the No Child Left Behind Act waiver process altogether: Montana, Nebraska, and Vermont.