There has been talk in the Senate of keeping the federal focus under a reauthorized ESEA on only the lowest performing 5 or 10 percent of schools and letting states largely decide what happens to other schools, advocates say.
In an interview with Education Week, the New Jersey governor wasn't shy about casting blame for educational woes squarely on the shoulders of the teachers' unions
His plan involves breaking the education bill into bite-size pieces, including chunks addressing accountability, flexibility, and program elimination.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Rep. George Miller debate the role of teachers' unions in improving student achievement, at an event at George Washington University.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., reintroduces the LEARN Act, a comprehensive school literacy bill.
A bill in the works would give school districts greater leeway in using federal education funding, but another measure being discussed would scrap a number of targeted programs.
A Memphis, Tenn., high school won this year's Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, and will have the president as its speaker at graduation ceremonies.
Folks probably think of Gingrich as the firebrand House speaker of the 1990s, not as an education policy wonk. But he's actually got quite a record on K-12 issues.
The political action committee for the nation's largest teachers' union is endorsing Obama in 2012, even though their policy beliefs often conflict.
The executive vice president for Achieve, Matt Gandal, will manage technical assistance to states that won Race to the Top.