As much as 30 percent of school vouchers go unused from the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarships Program, which has been at the heart of federal fiscal battles.
Many of the folks originally in charge of major initiatives, including Race to the Top, NCLB waivers, and School Improvement Grants, have left the building.
There are a lot of moving boxes at the U.S. Department of Education, which just opened its new Office of State Support.
The administration last week released an NCLB snap shot of sorts, looking at where states were during the 2011-12 school year.
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Jim Shelton, No. 2 at the Education Department, prepares to step down from his post.
The U.S. Department of Education is giving twelve districts, states, organizations, or post-secondary institutions $20 million total to develop turnaround leaders.
Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that OCR can investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.
About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.
Candidates debate the Common Core State Standards in a three-way race for Senate in Louisiana.