Obama's policy chief on domestic issues-including education-will leave at the end of this year.
The Early Learning Challenge Fund, a Race to the Top competition, has drawn interest from 35 states, plus D.C., who are competing for awards from $50 million to $100 million.
The Senate education committee rejects an effort to change assessments and standards for students with disabilities and debates options for low-performing schools in the second day of markup on an ESEA reauthorization bill.
A bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has some bipartisan support in the Senate education committee, but it doesn't look like the markup is going to be love fest.
A broad basket of groups officially comes out against the ESEA reauthorization bill proposed by U.S. Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., objecting chiefly to the bill's accountability provisions.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says lawmakers haven't had enough time to digest the more-than 800-page bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
After all the mud-slinging about spuds over the course of the year, the pro-potato set has been able to hash out a way to undo limits on serving potatoes in schools.
There are 144 amendments filed in advance of Wednesday's markup of a bill to reauthorize the ESEA. More than half are from Sen. Rand Paul.
The darling of students with disabilities in the U.S. Senate is now under fire for his proposed revision of NCLB that advocates say could allow students with disabilities to be overlooked.
Teacher evaluation has already been a sticky issue in the debate over reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. And now it's getting even stickier.