But Education Department employees are slowly giving the agency higher marks for providing effective leadership and fostering teamwork, according to new rankings from the Partnership for Public Service.
Can Congress break the legislative logjam on education? Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, shares his views.
Houston is the only big-city district to win this year's district Race to the Top federal-grant contest, worth a total of $120 million.
New research on No Child Left Behind Act waivers finds far fewer schools being identified for interventions in waiver states, raising questions about whether the right schools are being targeted.
In a statement on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that killed 26 people, most of them children, the U.S. secretary of education spoke of "unspeakable loss."
The 25 non-profits with the highest-rated Investing in Innovation grant applications have all secured a private sector match of up to 15 percent.
The vote puts school districts and early-childhood education programs one step closer to getting some relief from the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration.
The arrest of Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff leads to the promotion of longtime education aide David Cleary.
An outside contractor crunching data on the controversial School Improvement Grant program erroneously excluded too many schools that should have been included in the mix.
A federal spending plan unveiled Tuesday night would leave the door open for lawmakers to boost spending on disadvantaged children and students in special education.