Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said today he doesn't get why Florida passed a law requiring districts to continue offering free tutoring to students in struggling schools, prompting an angry response from the state.
Today, teh House subcommittee that oversees K-12 education explored parent triggers, plus long-standing, oft-debated choice options for parents, including charter schools and school vouchers.
A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, would end practice of counting tomato paste on pizza as a vegetable serving.
The House passed a bill that would stop the cuts—known in Inside-the-Beltway speak as "sequestration"—for a year for all programs. But education advocates—and the White House—aren't exactly celebrating.
Vermont is weighing whether to continue applying for a waiver, after back-and-forth exchange with the U.S. Department of Education has lead the state to stray far from the original proposal it sold to stakeholders.
The Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for America's Health are pushing for changes from the federal Education and Health and Human Services departments to improve kids' health, noting the connection between student achievement and students who are healthy, well-fed, well-rested, and attend schools without fear of being bullied or injured.
Legislation that would stave off a proposed rate hike for student loans failed to pass a key procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate--even though the basic policy has the support of President Obama, presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and congressional Democrats and Republicans.
A number of key staffers have left Capitol Hill since October, when the Senate education committee passed an Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill that has been collecting legislative dust ever since in Broke Down Congress.
Hawaii will get to hold on to its Race to the Top grant—for now. But it remains on high-risk status, according to a letter released today by the U.S. Department of Education.
California has readied its own waiver request, which borrows some things from the U.S. Department of Education's principles—but skips a key component: teacher evaluation.