A set of sweeping, across-the-board trigger cuts set to go into effect in January would be "devastating" to education programs, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Democratic lawmakers said at a hearing today.

There's been a lot of chatter in Washington lately on whether Congress will decide to extend language allowing teachers in alternative-certification programs to be considered "highly qualified" for an additional two years.

Children's health advocates warn that preventing an expansion of health insurance coverage for low-income parents not covered by Medicaid could keep some of their children from getting insurance, too, even if those kids are eligible for other coverage.

Key federal education programs wouldn't be cut in the middle of the next school year even if automatic domestic spending cuts go through, according to a letter the U.S. Department of Education sent out to chief state school officers late Friday.

The latest round means the U.S Department of Education has now granted 33 bids for flexibility from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The House subcommittee on education spending votes to scrap key Obama programs, and the bill reignites a debate over NCLB's highly qualified teacher provision.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act largely helped save or create education jobs in the wake of the recession, the Center on Education Policy concludes, while boosting education-redesign efforts in a number of states.

The Education Department is set to name seven more waiver recipients, the assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, tells members of the American Association of School Administrators.

House Republicans are seeking to ax Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and the School Improvement Grants while providing a boost for special education.

States with waivers to certain provisions of federal accountability will still have to report data based on those parts of the law.

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