Both states asked for too much leeway in implementing their teacher-evaluation systems, so federal officials want to take a closer look.
The nation's largest teachers' union said that states and districts in too many places have "botched" the implementation of the common-core standards.
The U.S. Department of Education grants North Carolina a waiver allowing a one-year delay in tying teacher evaluations to personnel decisions, and it gives seven states waivers so they don't have to double-test students.
The first season of the Netflix political potboiler was rich with education-policy plotlines, and we're hoping for more of the same.
Overall, the new data showed that roughly two-thirds of School Improvement Grant schools improved in reading or math, and another third declined.
The Obama administration's recent school discipline guidance is laudable, but decisions about how to deal with student behavior are best left to local officials, wrote four House Republicans
GOP lawmakers have introduced legislation barring the U.S. Secretary of Education from "coercing" states into adopting the Common Core standards.
The Obama administration's waivers have allowed some states to back off from the core goal of NCLB law—educational equity for poor and minority students
A group of large-district superintendents outline their vision for what a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ought to look like.
While Minnesota's federal monitoring report is nearly flawless, Oregon and Arkansas are struggling to implement the requirements for turning around their lowest-performing schools.