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November 12, 2015

What the Ed. Dept.'s New Race to the Top Report Reveals, and What It Avoids

The Education Department says all states in the competitive-grant program made progress toward their goals, but makes little mention of areas where they stumbled or backtracked.

October 21, 2015

After Several Defections, PARCC Gets a New Member: Military Schools

The DoDEA organization, which runs 172 schools serving 74,000 students of both active-duty military personnel and Department of Defense civilians, awarded a one-year, renewable contract to Parcc Inc.

September 17, 2015

Common Core, Choice, and a Teenage Clockmaker Highlight Ed. in GOP Debates

Fans of discussions about K-12 policy had little to cheer about Wednesday, but education did get occasional mentions from some of the GOP candidates.

September 16, 2015

Which K-12 Issues Could Grab the Spotlight in the Second GOP Debate?

The Common Core State Standards could get the most air time, but other issues have cropped up on the campaign trail since the first debate, such as teachers' unions.

July 13, 2015

Gov. Walker Enters Presidential Race Claiming He 'Improved Education' in Wisc.

As far as education is concerned, Walker is perhaps most prominent for his successful push to strip collective bargaining rights for teachers and other public employees in 2011.

June 23, 2015

After Oregon Gov. Brown Signs Opt-Out Bill, Is the State's Title I Aid in Jeopardy?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill requiring districts to notify parents of their right to opt their children out of standardized exams.

June 15, 2015

As Jeb Bush Officially Declares 2016 Run, A Quick Review of His K-12 Record

Bush, who served two terms as Florida governor before leaving the office in 2007, has perhaps the most extensive and complicated track record in education among all the Republican candidates.

June 10, 2015

Fact Checking Gov. Scott Walker on His Education Record

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., is expected to announce his presidential candidacy really, really soon. So exactly what might his education platform be? And how have his policies played out in Wisconsin?

May 21, 2015

Republican Focus Group Shows Jeb Bush's Support for Common Core No Big Deal

The focus group was asked if they thought the common core was important, and if they were bothered by Bush's position regarding the standards.

March 23, 2015

Common Core Foe Sen. Ted Cruz Enters GOP Presidential Race

Senator-turned-presidential candidate Ted Cruz's education platform could be described, in a nutshell, as Not Jeb Bush.

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