Hawaii, which has gotten beaten up lately by the education-reform community, made impressive gains in math and reading on the 2011 NAEP.
Although there are no white potatoes in the White House garden, it appears a little white sugar may have made its way into the bags of trick-or-treaters who visited the President and First Lady for Halloween.
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who is leading in some polls, said calls to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education are premature.
Race to the Top winners Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts and North Carolina are singled out for not having ambitious teacher-evaluation policies.
The president will speed up a plan to cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of discretionary income as of 2012.
The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful would slash half of all federal aid for elementary and secondary education programs in his quest to cut $100 billion in non-defense spending.
The U.S. Department of Education will keep secret, for now, the names of the peer reviewers who will judge states' applications for waivers under No Child Left Behind.
The Obama administration's plan to grant waivers to states from No Child Left Behind is becoming part of a broader re-election strategy that's meant to emphasize the president's action in the face of Congressional deadlock.
Sounds like the Obama administration is less than thrilled with the accountability provisions in a bill passed out of the Senate education committee yesterday.
Some well-known education policy wonks get tough with the Race to the Top winners.