If Seattle gets the go-ahead from Duncan, it would be the first individual district in the country to get its very own waiver.
The House is set to pass the bipartisan workforce development bill Wednesday afternoon by a wide margin. The measure would provide greater access to job training for students entering the workforce with special needs.
What if you got a chance to tell Obama and Duncan where you think the nation is going wrong, and right, when it comes to K-12 policy?
Congress has just 16 working days before its month-long summer recess. Here's a rundown of what's on its education-related to-do list.
States will be required to submit new plans to address teacher distribution by April of 2015, or just a few months before the department likely will begin to consider states' requests to renew their waivers from the NCLB law.
Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Nevada, and Virginia are told they can keep their flexibility through the end of the upcoming school year.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is calling on state chiefs to support school counselors, though advocates chafe at administration attempts to consolidate the main federal program that finances K-12 counselors.
On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, some of the original Freedom Riders joined students for a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education.
Some states with NCLB waivers will be able to extend that flexibility for a year, even as they negotiate revisions to their teacher-evaluation systems with the Education Department.
Randy Dorn, Washington's state chief, doesn't think schools that miss achievement targets should have to notify parents.