The U.S. Department of Education has given Montana an Aug. 15 deadline to report how the state plans to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act.
States and districts would get unprecedented leeway to move around federal money under the latest in a series of bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
A bill offering superintendents flexibility in spending federal dollars is likely to stir partisan battle.
Duncan doesn't offer the House education chairman any details on his proposal to give states leeway on some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in exchange for adopting reforms.
Up to six communities will get the chance to create a version of the Harlem Children's Zone in their own backyards, now that the U.S. Department of Education has opened up the very first round of Promise Neighborhood implementation grants.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he would take enforcement action against Montana for defying parts of No Child Left Behind.
The head of the House education committee is still waiting for Education Secretary Arne Duncan to explain his plan to waive some NCLB mandates.
The U.S. Department of Education will not let states disregard the No Child Left Behind Act, even if Congress fails to reauthorize it.
The U.S. Department of Education has spelled out what it's expecting from states who want to win part of the $500 million Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge.
Education Week's Teacher Beat blog will chronicle the happenings of the National Education Association's Representative Assembly.