The $15 million effort aims to place close to 2,000 volunteers in schools over the next three years.
Auditors found minor problems with oversight of Investing in Innovation grants, but potentially bigger issues if the workload of the U.S. Department of Education grows.
The White House releases state-by-state estimates of how many teachers could lose their jobs, if automatic spending cuts go through this week.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the top Republican on the Senate education committee, is not pleased with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's talk about giving district-level waivers.
The U.S. Secretary of Education continues to send strong signals that he may grant tailored, district-level NCLB waivers in states that have not already won this flexibility.
A commission created by Congress is calling for states, with federal support, to revamp their school funding systems and teacher pipelines to direct more resources to the most at-risk students.
The Obama administration gives some details on its push to expand full-day kindergarten, bolster home-visiting services, and work with states to offer universal pre-K.
The U.S. Department of Education is examining the implications of a tutoring scandal in Florida, uncovered by the Tampa Bay Times, involving Title I funds.
President Barack Obama seeks to expand preschool to all 4-year-olds from moderate- and low-income families, and launch a Race to the Top-style contest for high schools.
Early-childhood education and college access may be among the themes to come up in tonight's State of the Union Address, along with immigration and gun control.