No matter which party comes out ahead on Election Day, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will have a new leader.
The top Democrat on the House Education Committee, an architect of the No Child Left Behind Act, will share his thoughts Nov. 12 on where federal education policy has been and where it needs to go next.
Florida officials are reportedly planning to take legal action against the department this week in a clash over the question of when the performance of ELLs should factor into the state's accountability system.
Here's a run-down of the U.S. Senate races that will decide which party controls the chamber during the 114th Congress.
The newest poll shows incumbent Sen. Mark Begich down six points against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan in Alaska's U.S Senate race.
Massachusetts faces no consequences from its decision to let districts choose which test to give next spring, but when Colorado explored the possibility of doing the same, the U.S. Department of Education gave it no opening.
Six additional states have now seen their No Child Left Behind waivers extended through the end of this school year, including Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah.
The Obama administration's plan for revamping the School Improvement Grant program doesn't give states and districts enough flexibility in coming up with ways to turn around low-performing schools, advocates say.
Education Trust looked at A-through-F-type school grading systems in three states and found that such ratings are "not a powerful signal of the performance of every individual group of kids."
With his comments against the Common Core State Standards, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looks more and more like a presidential candidate.