Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the panel, are working to combine forces on a bill to bolster charter schools, sources say.

The U.S. Senate is set to consider a bill that would update the Child Care and Development Block Grant program, which hasn't gotten a makeover since 1996.

Does the U.S. Department of Education's rejection of a South Carolina district's testing-waiver request put up a roadblock for testing companies trying to break into the common-core market?

The federal footprint on standardized testing would shrink under a bill set to be introduced by Reps. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., that has major backing from the largest teachers union.

The nation's largest state has won approval to ditch its state tests in favor of new field tests aligned to the common core, which won't produce any data for student accountability for at least a year, sources say.

A real-deal, honest-to-goodness bipartisan early childhood bill could actually make it past the finish line this year. Are early education advocates dancing in the streets? Well...not quite yet

The president's fiscal year 2015 budget would make room for several new K-12 initiatives, including a new Race to the Top program aimed at equity, as well as funding to help train teachers to use technology.

Sources say a program to be unveiled in the fiscal 2015 budget would include a teacher-equity component, as well as seek to close gaps in areas such as student discipline.

The defeat of a referendum in Delaware's Seaford school district illustrates the challenges in the dozen Race to the Top states as the money starts to run out.

A recurring theme of the U.S. Department of Education's monitoring reports is the struggle for states to implement the required improvements in its priority and focus schools.

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