December 2014 Archives

We're pretty sure that early drafts of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization won't mimic the Education Department's waiver program.


Teachers lunching with President Barack Obama came in at No. 3, ahead of midterm election results and State of the Union address.


The U.S. Secretary of Education is predicting big things for college access, preschool, and ed-tech. But he doesn't mention NCLB reauthorization.


The U.S. Department of Education is putting together data profiles of state NCLB waivers, but there isn't much information on the impact of the flexibility on student achievement.


Federal officials granted the state's request to give its English-language learners two years in a U.S. school before counting their test scores in school grades.


The U.S. Department of Education gave education researchers a special holiday present: Reams upon reams of state and district level data on the equitable distribution of teachers.


It can also be pretty tricky to communicate with parents and the public about the standards, states told the GAO, which is considered Congress' investigative arm.


Waiver states that are rolling out brand new assessments this school year may not have to worry about federal consequences stemming from the tests.


There is probably no prospective candidate in either party more closely identified with K-12 education policy than the former Republican governor from Florida.


That's an idea that's likely to prove popular with education organizations, especially teachers' unions.


Lawmakers want the School Improvement Grant program to be more flexible for states. And they want to see the Investing in Innovation grant program focused on high schools.


Duncan's role in the event was as a participant and marcher, not a speaker, or dignitary.


Education advocates will be pleased to know that her top priorities for the committee include reauthorizing the long-stalled No Child Left Behind law.


Special education has been a big focus for Harkin, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1974, then the Senate in 1984.


Only one of the eight new GOP members of the House education panel have any real education policy experience.


King's agenda in New York has been closely aligned with the Obama administration's priorities on issues such as teacher evaluations and the common core.


Early childhood education may be a bipartisan issue across the country, but the federal government can't seem to match that momentum, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Wednesday.


Overall, the U.S. Department of Education would be funded to the tune of $70.5 billion, a slight $133 million decrease from fiscal 2014.


If you were hoping that Congress would add the Education Sciences Reform Act to the list of bills it will pass during this short lame duck session, you're going to be disappointed.


The bill would allow states and districts to funnel federal resources into rethinking the number and types of tests they require.


The House is expected to unveil a spending bill Tuesday that could include policy riders that soften the Obama administration's school lunch regulations.


The approval comes with a number of asterisks, although none of them seem to be related to the turmoil in the Pelican State over the Common Core State Standards.


The investigation appears to be the first from the civil rights office since Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued guidance on the subject in October.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.


The current spending bill is set to expire next week, and lawmakers have yet to agree on how to keep the government up and running.


Minnesota's emphasis on closing the achievement gap between high-achieving white students and poor and minority students seems to be reaping early rewards.


The tax breaks, which would promptly expire Jan. 1, 2015, would reinstate tax breaks for some schools, teachers, and those paying tuition.


A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies.


Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.


Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.


The Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance on single-sex classrooms and other issues.


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