Socioeconomic and racial segregation continues to be a problem 60 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision abolishing "separate but equal schools," three federal lawmakers say.
The proposal would require the waivers for districts that can demonstrate at least six months of net revenue loss from compliance.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been reportedly tapped by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.
A new $75 million grant program announced by the U.S. Department of Education is designed to help improve college attainment, affordability, and success.
The "Dear Colleague" letter included specific guidance related to admissions, students with disabilities, English-language learners, and discipline.
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch released a "discussion draft" of a bill that would overhaul the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
The measure has strong backing from the administration, but its political prospects are iffy at best.
The Wyoming Department of Education tells schools that it's too late for a final decision on its pending No Child Left Behind Act waiver application in time for the 2014-15 school year.
Now that the department has reversed course on a key aspect of waiver implementation dealing with teacher quality, some are wondering whether state and the feds have the bandwidth to tackle this difficult policy area.
The U.S. Department of Education made a big change to the piece of No Child Left Behind waiver implementation that has tripped up states the most: teacher evaluation.