Texas Gov. Rick Perry has opposed Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards Initiative, both key pieces of President Barack Obama's education agenda.
State officials give a thumbs-up to the idea of wiggle room from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, but others sound a note of caution.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will spell out in September what states will have to do to get waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Based on states that have already reported their "adequate yearly progress" or AYP results, the failure rate for schools may not be nearly as the high as the 82 percent that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan predicted.
The compromise legislation that will raise the debt ceiling will create new federal spending caps, which are likely to affect education, advocates warn.
The agreement worked out between the White House and congressional negotiators would avoid dire cuts to the $23 billion program.
As more states ask the U.S. Department of Education from relief NCLB, federal officials gave Idaho approval to bypass one piece of the nation's school accountability law.
The organizers of the weekend's Save Our Schools March say reaction to their movement has only bolstered their resolve, and their work will continue.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launches a renewed effort to remake the teaching profession, calling for higher salaries, improved performance-based teacher accountability, and a higher bar for those entering schools of education.
Speakers and workshops turned up the rhetorical heat on standards- and test-based accountability and other policies opposed by those attending the four-day gathering that includes a march on the White House on Saturday.