The U.S. Department of Education's Office of the Inspector General launched an investigation after the state reported that it had the nation's third highest graduation rate.
Lawmakers in Michigan, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Utah have all gave previews this to their 2018 fiscal year budget proposals.
Education issues took center stage in the battle between the GOP incumbent and the state's Democratic attorney general, Roy Cooper, and was the closest governor's race in state history.
State school board members and its incoming superintendent weigh a moratorium on the state's accountability system because of computer glitches and insufficient time to adjust to new standards.
With new powers under ESSA, newly appointed and elected board members will "face a steep learning curve" as they race to complete their state plans to submit to the federal government.
The federal education department is examining how Alabama and California are reporting and collecting graduation rates.
State legislators and school board members from around the country focused more on what they're doing to prepare for ESSA than on changes under a new presidential administration.
A ruling in the school districts' favor in the long-running education funding dispute could result in the state's legislature spending $800 million more on education.
A new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education offers the first comprehensive assessment on state turnarounds before the full implementation of President Barack Obama's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The incumbent Democrat, who was first elected in 2005, was defeated by Republican Mark Johnson, a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education.