In a letter to congressional leaders, 10 state and local government groups grew more critical of the Obama administration's waivers granted under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Franken's bill, put forth last week, would call for a $200 million, comprehensive competitive grant program.
At an event in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stood with a group of mayors and college presidents who are pushing, in some capacity, for gun control measures.
Education Week's new e-book looks at what's ahead for education policy.
House GOP lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking tough questions about the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan singled out three states for poor performance during the second year of Race to the Top implementation.
House Republicans are asking how the school safety overhaul proposed by the White House would work with currently existing Education Department programs.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan didn't cede much ground to school board members, who complained about federal overreach.
The federal office for civil rights has investigated complaints related to school closings and hasn't found evidence of violations in any of them.
Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat who sits at the top of the Senate panels that deal with both K-12 spending and policy, isn't planning to seek re-election in 2014.