After 41 years, FERPA is widely viewed as inadequate for addressing privacy challenges presented by the flood of digital devices, software, and apps into U.S. schools over the past decade.
Begin conferencing the House and Senate ESEA bills now, said 10 major education groups in a letter sent Wednesday.
The department's civil rights data collection shows that more than 3 million students are suspended or expelled each year (including 4-year-olds).
Gov. John Kasich doesn't have the kind of high-profile and polarizing history with public schools that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker can claim. But he has an extensive record.
The House and Senate bills to write the Elementary and Secondary Education Act go in different directions when it comes to testing English-language learners.
Representatives from both parties and both chambers will attempt to find common ground between their dueling reauthorization bills, which contain some stark policy differences.
If the legislation becomes law without major changes before the Obama administration leaves town, there may be an even bigger loser than Duncan: His successor.
GOP lawmakers running for president don't think the bipsartisan Senate bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act goes far enough in restoring power to parents.
Here's a look at the Senate and House bills to rewrite the NCLB law, and how they compare to each other, current law, and the Obama administration's waivers.
Passage marks a crucial step in getting a bill to the president's desk. The Senate and House can now begin conferencing their dueling reauthorization measures.