States reported both successes and struggles in work funded by the Race to the Top competitive-grant program, a U.S. Department of Education report says.
Just 5 percent of principals reported implementing all 12 of the School Improvement Grant transformation strategies, and on average, principals reported fully implementing six out of the 12.
The U.S. Department of Education is acting like a "national school board" in attempting to tell public schools how they should address the rights of transgender students, according to 25 Republican senators.
Republicans on the committee said the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 is necessary to beat back what they see as an oversized federal role in school meals
The Every Student Succeeds Act will require at least a few significant shifts for the indicators states use for student achievement and school quality, the Center for American Progress says.
A spending provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act called "supplement-not-supplant" was again under the spotlight during a Senate education committee hearing on Wednesday.
Meeting with reporters, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said his department will look to ensure that federal Title I aid to students from low-income backgrounds is truly supplemental.
The percentage of schools serving students who mostly are black and Hispanic and also from low-income backgrounds has ticked up in recent years, the Government Accountability Office finds.
The U.S. Department of Education will reserve $19 million of Pell grant money to help pay for low-income high school students to participate in dual-enrollment programs.
Requests for applications for the two larger grant tiers for Investing in Innovation, validation and scale-up, don't include diversifying schools as a priority.