Nearly half of all high-poverty schools, including schools that get Title I money, fell at least 10 percent short on state and local aid compared with the average school in their district, a study of 13,000 districts found.

Seven states that just barely missed getting a piece of the $4 billion in Race to the Top money are going for a second shot at a grant, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.

GOP presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in a speech that poor students stuck in underperfoming schools could earn money working as janitors there.

Education advocates and local school officials are nervously eyeing a series of draconian cuts set to hit just about every federal program next year, now that a bipartisan panel tasked with making recommendations for trimming the nation's deficit has failed to reach agreement

Gov. Mitt Romney's comments about beer and Mormonism in a forthcoming interview with People magazine are snagging lots of attention around the web, after Politico's Playbook published a snippet of the interview today. But we at Politics K-12 are perplexed by Romney's comments on education policy, an area on which he says he has some common ground with President Barack Obama. Here's the relevant exchange: PEOPLE: In the holiday spirit of comity, can you say one thing President Obama has done right? Romney: "He's a good example of a husband and father. Some of his education initiatives—merit pay for ...

The Senate subcommittee overseeing children and families will examine federal child abuse laws, in the wake of the events at Pennsylvania State University.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hasn't been following the GOP presidential debates because he has "a real job to do," according to an interview set to air on Bloomberg EDU, a radio program to be broadcast tonight at 10 p.m.

Democrats are pushing to make pizza a political issue, lobbing criticism at Republicans for allowing a slice of cheese pizza to continue to count as a vegetable on school lunch trays.

The field of 21 judges who will help decide which states get a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act is dominated by education policy experts with deep experience working for state departments of education.

The top Democrat on the House education committee wants a hearing into whether Congress needs to consider changes to federal laws designed to protect children.

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