The only education issue that merited a question from the CNBC moderators was about student loan debt, but online learning and career and technical learning also got brief mentions.
In theory at least, the deal could create more time for GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, the presumptive next House speaker, to focus on other legislation, including ESEA reauthorization.
Do higher graduation rates mean that the Obama administration's K-12 policies when it comes to school turnarounds and accountability are on the right track, as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has claimed?
"Everybody has had a hand in what our current testing system looks like—this situation was not created by just one entity," said Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is poised to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. What does his record indicate what he could do regarding education policy?
The U.S. Department of Education has released some general principles for states and districts to help them figure out how to cut back on assessments and ensure that they're used to drive instruction.
As president, Spellings will oversee 17 campuses in the system that serves more than 220,000 students. She currently works as the head of the George W. Bush Presidential CenteR.
The Obama administration and some civil rights groups didn't get behind an attempt to renew the NCLB law back in 2011. But that bill was stronger, from their perspective, than anything on the table in Congress right now.
The states are: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The newest round of math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the "nation's report card," are due out early next week, and some are saying they're likely to have fallen.