Before there ever was an official Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the federal Department of Education, Bill Modzeleski was running it.


The Education Department has selected 23 finalists in line for a slice of $150 million in federal innovation dollars, but each must secure a private match to receive the award.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in the latest GOP debate that he wants to scrap three federal agencies: the Education Department, the Commerce Department ... and a player to be named later.


The U.S. Department of Education will investigate whether Penn State violated the Clery Act for failing to report sex allegations made against an assistant football coach under the Joe Paterno.


Voters send a mixed message in Ohio. They backed teachers' unions, but not President Obama's health care plan on election night.


A chief Democratic sponsor of the measure cast it as an important, but imperfect compromise, while Republicans said it wouldn't do enough to rein in the federal role in education.


President Obama has finalized plans to make low-performing Head Start providers compete for future federal funding.


A bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces a crowded Senate calendar worry over some provisions, as some keep an eye on the House.


The U.S. will technically remain a member of UNESCO, which works on worldwide education issues, but won't be paying its dues, the State Department announced on Monday.


So, after pushing Congress for years to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, it doesn't sound like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is such a fan of the bill that passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last month. Here's what he told my colleague, Stephen Sawchuk of Teacher Beat fame in an interview earlier this week. Steve asked him what he thought of the bill's teacher evaluation provisions, which were scaled back to garner GOP support. "I appreciate folks are working together [on K-12] education—it may be about the only issue right now,"...


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