The two approvals bring the total of approved states to 26, meaning that more than half the states are no longer subject to the accountability system at the heart of the much-maligned NCLB law.
Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, and West Virginia can join Iowa in hitting the pause button on their AMOs for the coming school year while they work on their waiver plans.
If Georgia is unable to address the Education Department's concerns, it could loose roughly $33 million of its $400 million, the portion dedicated to implementing the
In case you hadn't heard, a federal judge struck down a key component of the U.S. Department of Education's controversial "gainful employment"—affecting for-profit colleges—over the weekend.
This is the first time the department has done a "pre-application" for the "development" grants, the smallest, but most sought after the i3 grants.
Five more states, including Virginia--a state that did not sign onto the Common Core State Standards--have received wiggle room from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The new group hopes to push forward federal anti-bullying legislation that has languished and increase state and local efforts to combat bullying.
Transitions and turnaround schools in state waiver plans raised eyebrows over at the George W. Bush Institute.
Want to win your office betting pool on the Race to the Top District competition? A survey of "education insiders" recently published by Whiteboard Advisers puts the smart money on Los Angeles Unified
Lawmakers are close to a deal on keeping student loan rates stable for another year, according to a Senate aide; an agreement could be announced as early as Monday or Tuesday.