The Obama administration's plan to grant waivers to states from No Child Left Behind is becoming part of a broader re-election strategy that's meant to emphasize the president's action in the face of Congressional deadlock.
Sounds like the Obama administration is less than thrilled with the accountability provisions in a bill passed out of the Senate education committee yesterday.
Some well-known education policy wonks get tough with the Race to the Top winners.
After a long delay, the Senate education committee has just approved a bill that would rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Obama's policy chief on domestic issues-including education-will leave at the end of this year.
The Early Learning Challenge Fund, a Race to the Top competition, has drawn interest from 35 states, plus D.C., who are competing for awards from $50 million to $100 million.
The Senate education committee rejects an effort to change assessments and standards for students with disabilities and debates options for low-performing schools in the second day of markup on an ESEA reauthorization bill.
A bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has some bipartisan support in the Senate education committee, but it doesn't look like the markup is going to be love fest.
A broad basket of groups officially comes out against the ESEA reauthorization bill proposed by U.S. Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., objecting chiefly to the bill's accountability provisions.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says lawmakers haven't had enough time to digest the more-than 800-page bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.