Mitt Romney doesn't think the federal government should provide support—financial or otherwise—for common standards, which have been adopted by forty-six states and the District of Columbia.
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Education committee, is worried that the department isn't holding states feet to the fire when it comes to monitoring graduation rates in states that have received waivers from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Lawmakers have come to an agreement on spending levels for most federal programs for the next six months, and on a sticky issue relating to highly qualified teachers.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan takes to line dancing as part of his back-to-school bus tour.
Obama campaign spokesman Jen Psaki characterized the Chicago teachers' strike as a local political dispute that is not representative of the national debate on education.
Most federal education programs could be cut by 8.2 percent if Congress fails to head off across-the-board spending cuts, the Office of Management and Budget estimates.
A team of "national educators," led by former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, to help coordinate support for the GOP presidential candidate's education agenda.
Mitt Romney says Obama has picked his dog in the fight, but the administration wants to stay neutral.
This Storify draws from Edweek coverage of the Democratic National Convention and reaction on social media to capture some of the highlights of the week in Charlotte, N.C.
President Barack Obama says his economic policies would better protect schools and students than those of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.