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.


A group of 20 education scholars release a new book and launch a national campaign to get policymakers to focus on leveling the playing field for poor and minority students.


The House education committee is getting ready to tackle reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.


K-12 education overhaul may be on the back burner in Congress these days, but immigration reform sure isn't.


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.


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