Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Education committee, is worried that the department isn't holding states feet to the fire when it comes to monitoring graduation rates in states that have received waivers from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.
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September 10, 2012
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August 26, 2012
With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's time to start speculating about who could be Mitt Romney's education secretary if he is elected.
August 22, 2012
The Obama campaign has released an ad warning that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would usher in big cuts to K-12 spending.
August 17, 2012
Less than a week after presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address to warn the nation of the potentially dire impact of Ryan's budget on K-12 funding.
August 08, 2012
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August 01, 2012
Sandra Abrevaya, former U.S. Department of Education press secretary, is leaving Washington this month to take a different type of gig in the education world: She's becoming the very first executive director of the Chicago office of Urban Alliance.
July 25, 2012
A set of sweeping, across-the-board trigger cuts set to go into effect in January would be "devastating" to education programs, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Democratic lawmakers said at a hearing today.
July 17, 2012
The Education Department is set to name seven more waiver recipients, the assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, tells members of the American Association of School Administrators.