The U.S. Department of Education is creating a new office to focus on school turnaround efforts.
Teacher training programs would be held accountable for producing educators who demonstrate the ability to boost student achievement before they even graduate, under a bill introduced today by a powerful, bipartisan handful of senators.
As Utah's Republican governor, Jon Huntsman Jr. signed legislation in 2005 that required his state to ignore the No Child Left Behind Act. Eventually, the state backed down.
A group of more than 40 states bands together to offer a suggest an alternative to the accountability system under No Child Left Behind.
Safe and drug-free schools programs will be moved down a rung on the Education Department's organizational ladder.
The Education Department plans to put announcements in plain language, but it hasn't been exactly forthcoming about its plan for NCLB regulatory relief.
States would be encouraged to set up more high-quality charter schools under a measure introduced by House Republicans.
Language included in an agriculture spending bill passed in the House would direct the USDA to rewrite some of the newly created nutrition standards for school meals.
So I'm sure you political junkies are all aware by now that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is running for president. Bachmann, who heads up the House of Representatives tea party caucus, doesn't have a long and extensive record on education. But if you watched Monday's debate, you probably know that Bachmann and her husband have raised 23 (!) foster kids. And children in foster care have been a major legislative focus for her. She sponsored a bill, for instance, that would expand school choice options for foster kids, who often have a transient, disrupted education. On her congressional website, she calls ...
The top Democrat on the House education committee is skeptical about the education secretary's plan to offer waivers if Congress doesn't move soon on ESEA reauthorization.