The federal watchdog agency concludes the Education Department isn't doing enough to answer that question.
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March 27, 2015
March 25, 2015
The goal is to "look at English learners as a national asset and investment in contrast to thinking of English learners as a problem or challenge coming to our school districts," said Libia Gil, the head of the department's office of English-language acquisition.
March 24, 2015
The Education Commission of the States report lists proposed changes in five policy areas, including finance, educator quality, and parent engagement.
March 23, 2015
A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.
March 23, 2015
The education secretary gave his own efforts to improve teacher preparation a "low grade" so far.
March 10, 2015
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
March 03, 2015
Eleven "highly innovative" principals told U.S. Education Department officials about leadership, dealing with state tests, and their efforts to go to scale.
February 27, 2015
Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.
February 23, 2015
State Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi wanted relief from "double testing" that would allow students taking the field test to forego the English-only Smarter Balanced statewide assessment.
February 12, 2015
Modernization of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 was the focus of a U.S. House hearing Wednesday.