Gov. Mitt Romney this morning announced that he's tapping Rep. Paul Ryan , R-Wis., for vice president, a move that puts the debate over how best to put the nation's fiscal house in order front-and-center in the presidential campaign.


Who else will be putting in their resignation this fall?


Nevada joins 33 other states plus the District of Columbia in gaining flexibility through waivers under No Child Left Behind.


The U.S. Department of Education refuses to budge on its decision to place a portion of Georgia's Race to the Top grant on high-risk status.


At the third Bullying Prevention Summit this week in Washington, the nonprofit Ad Council shared a new public service campaign encouraging parents of children who see their peers being bullied to report it.


The U.S. Department of Education is reducing its backlog of public-information requests, but it still takes the agency more than a month on average to fulfill even the simplest requests.


By guest blogger Liana Heitin In sharp contrast to last summer's celebrity-attended rally and march to the White House, the Save Our Schools gathering this year proved a quiet, 150-person affair. Held this weekend in the regal Wardman Park Marriott in downtown Washington, the convention featured presentations on an array of topics including advocacy, social justice, and elevating student voice, and a keynote by author and activist Jonathan Kozol. Attendees also attended workshops during which they crafted official policy stances to eventually present to policymakers (though these sessions were closed to the media). Mike Klonsky, Chicago-based educator and activist who ...


Happy Friday! August is typically a slow month in the education world (no school, lots of folks on vacation) but there's been some interesting news this week.


Bellwether Education, the non-profit education organization co-founded by Andy Rotherham of the still-fabulous Eduwonk blog, is bringing on some new folks—and saying farewell to Kim Smith, another co-founder.


Sandra Abrevaya, former U.S. Department of Education press secretary, is leaving Washington this month to take a different type of gig in the education world: She's becoming the very first executive director of the Chicago office of Urban Alliance.


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