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July 09, 2014

U.S. Education Department Offers Tips to Districts, States on Social Media Use

Making more effective use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools remains a challenge for most school districts and state education agencies, a new report says.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Education Department Upholds Standing of Affirmative-Action Policies

In a May 6 "dear colleague" letter, the federal education department upheld the rights of schools to use affirmative-action policies despite a Supreme Court ruling in April.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Quizzes Duncan on Waivers, Spending

Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.

March 27, 2014

Cheat Sheet: Race to the Top Progress

Take a look at the challenges and accomplishments of all 12 winners of the original Race to the Top grant competition in this handy chart.

March 06, 2014

Texas Loses Bid For Federal Testing Waiver

The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.

February 25, 2014

U.S. Education Department Issues Guidance on Student Data Privacy

New federal guidance focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.

February 15, 2014

Seven More States Win Double-Testing Waivers

The Friday decisions by the department of education bring to 11 the number of states that can avoid "double testing" their students with field tests and their regular state tests, but a decision on California is still outstanding.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs Pledge to Not Share Student Data With Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept.

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 24, 2014

State Chiefs to Arne Duncan: We Won't Share Student Data

The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistate consortia puts student data privacy at risk.

January 03, 2014

Federal 'Learning Registry' Aims to Connect Educators, Content Providers

The U.S. Department of Education says its online information-sharing network, the Learning Registry, now houses 300,000 resources from a wide variety of sources.

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