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.
President Obama also has proposed an additional $130 million in his 2014 budget for efforts to help teachers and other adults recognize signs of mental illness in youth.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that it was "mythology" to say that the U.S. had truly "fallen behind."
The American Federation of Teachers and its partners are pushing a "National Day of Action" to oppose privatization of schooling and endorse community schools, wraparound services.
If you were looking for a poster-child for how congressional dysfunction is affecting lawmakers' ability to get even the smallest things done, this may be it.
School districts won't have to report new data on school discipline and bullying until 2015-16.
Mississippi and Nevada now have until the 2016-17 school year to get their teacher evaluation systems fully up and running.