President Obama also has proposed an additional $130 million in his 2014 budget for efforts to help teachers and other adults recognize signs of mental illness in youth.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that it was "mythology" to say that the U.S. had truly "fallen behind."
The American Federation of Teachers and its partners are pushing a "National Day of Action" to oppose privatization of schooling and endorse community schools, wraparound services.
If you were looking for a poster-child for how congressional dysfunction is affecting lawmakers' ability to get even the smallest things done, this may be it.
School districts won't have to report new data on school discipline and bullying until 2015-16.
Mississippi and Nevada now have until the 2016-17 school year to get their teacher evaluation systems fully up and running.
Amy McIntosh, who has been working on teacher and leader effectiveness in New York state, will be joining the U.S. Department of Education's office of planning, evaluation, and policy development.
The groups, 47 in all, sent a letter to Senate leaders asking them to get moving already on ESEA reauthorization.
The U.S. Department of Education also reaffirmed that Oregon and Kansas are still in hot water with their No Child Left Behind Act waivers.
Maryland and North Carolina, both Race to the Top states, are among those that want to delay part of their teacher-evaluation implementation under their No Child Left Behind Act waivers.