As under secretary, Martha Kanter oversaw the implementation of the administration's direct student loan program, and has more recently been involved in push to lower college costs.
Forty states, the District of Columbia, and eight California districts now have waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Will districts immediately pull the plug on tutoring and choice? Will a new oversight panel provide true oversight? These are among new questions raised by the latest federal waiver.
The administration isn't exactly killing itself to get an ESEA bill moving.
The American Federation of Teachers and its Indiana affiliate have filed public records requests in the Hoosier State for emails between Bennett and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education.
A U.S. Department of Education official said that guidance on the renewal of No Child Left Behind Act waivers is expected by the end of August.
In light of a new tests linked to college- and career-ready standards, the U.S. Department of Education wants to rethink how it approves state tests.
Eight districts that educate 1 million students get unprecedented flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act to implement their own accountability system separate from California's.
Budget cuts have led to cutbacks in several tests in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin will split $89 million in additional Race to the Top funding to help improve early-childhood education.