Duncan doesn't offer the House education chairman any details on his proposal to give states leeway on some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in exchange for adopting reforms.
Up to six communities will get the chance to create a version of the Harlem Children's Zone in their own backyards, now that the U.S. Department of Education has opened up the very first round of Promise Neighborhood implementation grants.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he would take enforcement action against Montana for defying parts of No Child Left Behind.
The head of the House education committee is still waiting for Education Secretary Arne Duncan to explain his plan to waive some NCLB mandates.
The U.S. Department of Education will not let states disregard the No Child Left Behind Act, even if Congress fails to reauthorize it.
The U.S. Department of Education has spelled out what it's expecting from states who want to win part of the $500 million Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge.
Education Week's Teacher Beat blog will chronicle the happenings of the National Education Association's Representative Assembly.
By guest blogger Nirvi Shah The U.S. Department of Education says new data about thousands of schools and school districts show that students across the country don't have equal access to a rigorous education. Using information amassed about 72,000 schools in every district in the country with more than 3,000 students through the civil rights data collection, the department's office of civil rights hopes to get a picture of how equitable schools are within a district and across states. (The data includes information for about half the nation's school districts. The ones that aren't included have fewer ...
South Dakota will freeze its performance targets at 2009-10 levels, thus ignoring No Child Left Behind.
In separate letters, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gives states more information about the next Race to the Top and reminds them that incidents of cheating on tests are not good for school reform.