In his first debate with President Barack Obama, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he would not slash education aid if elected, while insisting he's the best choice to rein in the deficit.


The Center on Education Policy has two new reports pinpointing trouble spots in implementation of waiver plans under the No Child Left Behind Act.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gives a National Press Club speech touting President Obama's education record and warning of cuts to education programs if Republicans in Congress have their way.


Romney's comments on early childhood education prompted some interesting discussion at a New America Foundation event today.


Mitt Romney doesn't think the federal government should provide support—financial or otherwise—for common standards, which have been adopted by forty-six states and the District of Columbia.


Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Education committee, is worried that the department isn't holding states feet to the fire when it comes to monitoring graduation rates in states that have received waivers from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.


Lawmakers have come to an agreement on spending levels for most federal programs for the next six months, and on a sticky issue relating to highly qualified teachers.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan takes to line dancing as part of his back-to-school bus tour.


Obama campaign spokesman Jen Psaki characterized the Chicago teachers' strike as a local political dispute that is not representative of the national debate on education.


Most federal education programs could be cut by 8.2 percent if Congress fails to head off across-the-board spending cuts, the Office of Management and Budget estimates.


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