Former District of Columbia schools chancellor Michelle Rhee said she tells lawmakers to reframe the common core debate as one about global competitiveness.
The nine California districts will no longer use only the test scores of the final grade in a school for accountability purposes.
The deadline to apply for $135 million in Investing in Innovation grants is July 2.
The California chapter of Democrats for Education Reform supports the CORE district-waiver proposal, even if the DFER national office does not.
To get its waiver, Indiana attested that it had adopted the Common Core State Standards and is participating in a testing consortium. Both are now in doubt.
A new survey from the Partnership for Public Service reports that Education Department employees give their agency lower-than-average marks for innovation.
Republicans and Democrats are each hoping to make their case to mothers (and parents in general) in advance of the 2014 midterm election.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he thinks the time has come for a sweeping expansion of early-childhood education programs and wants to get as many states as possible on board.
Eight civil rights groups warn that granting a waiver to nine California districts will create a loophole for future independent waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, speaking before a key Indiana vote, said if states want to "dummy down" standards that's their right.