The federal government shutdown, rewriting NCLB, Race to the Top, and the "fiscal cliff" were among the most popular topics on this blog in 2013.

StudentsFirst, Teach Plus, The Education Trust-West and others are hoping that Duncan will call for some additional data reporting before green-lighting California's testing waiver request.

Think education advocates work is all done now that Congress is all done with the big budget deal? Think again.

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says that U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's has had the wrong strategy when it comes to driving change.

Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New Jersey and Vermont will share $280 million, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.

School districts say the fiscal breathing room can't come soon enough as lawmakers pass a spending plan that wards off another round of automatic funding cuts.

U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said he thinks it's "pretty hard to see" how ESEA will be reauthorized by the end of the Obama administration.

But Education Department employees are slowly giving the agency higher marks for providing effective leadership and fostering teamwork, according to new rankings from the Partnership for Public Service.

Can Congress break the legislative logjam on education? Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, shares his views.

Houston is the only big-city district to win this year's district Race to the Top federal-grant contest, worth a total of $120 million.

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