This is the first time the department has done a "pre-application" for the "development" grants, the smallest, but most sought after the i3 grants.

Five more states, including Virginia--a state that did not sign onto the Common Core State Standards--have received wiggle room from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The new group hopes to push forward federal anti-bullying legislation that has languished and increase state and local efforts to combat bullying.

Transitions and turnaround schools in state waiver plans raised eyebrows over at the George W. Bush Institute.

Want to win your office betting pool on the Race to the Top District competition? A survey of "education insiders" recently published by Whiteboard Advisers puts the smart money on Los Angeles Unified

Lawmakers are close to a deal on keeping student loan rates stable for another year, according to a Senate aide; an agreement could be announced as early as Monday or Tuesday.

Members of Congress want to know how a series of planned across-the-board budget cuts looming for the federal government would impact education programs, even though Congress came up with the plan.

Iowa is the first state to get the thumbs-down from the U.S. Department of Education on its application for a waiver from the requirements of the NCLB law.

Would seeing 857 desks just sitting on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., get your attention. The College Board is sure hoping so, especially if your name happens to be Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issues a statement reiterating that Obama administration has not changed its position on the D.C. voucher program, and does not supporting expanding it. A day earlier, House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, said a deal had been reached with the administration to do that. there is no day after House Speaker John Boehner a

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