For now, school districts and states still aren't feeling major effects from a short-term, partial shutdown of the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Education and other government agencies are on partial shutdown now that Congress has failed to reach agreement on a temporary spending plan to keep the government open.
Texas, which has shunned Race to the Top and the common core, becomes the 43rd recipient of a No Child Left Behind Act waiver.
Congress, which is just about to shut down the government, took a major beating from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today in a speech at the National Press Club.
Oct. 25 is the new deadline for states to apply to the U.S. Department of Education for extra time to tie personnel decisions to new teacher evaluations.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will lay out second-term priorities as his agency is preparing for a government shutdown.
A temporary shutdown is arguably no big deal compared to what could happen if Congress is unable to deal with the debt ceiling.
The U.S. Department of Education has already approved eight amendments to the winning Race to the Top district plans, including a couple of significant changes.
Districts that receive Impact Aid to make up for the loss of tax revenue have been the poster children for sequestration.
New legislation will bring cuts to some rural schools, but it still received endorsement of education advocates for its long-term goals.