In applying for the federal leeway, Seattle argued that its district-level system should pass federal muster, since its evaluation does require state test scores be part of the picture.
The move marks the first time the department has ever granted a state waiver from the HQT provisions. It also opens the door to a multitude of questions about states' teacher-distribution plans, which are due next month.
Hopes are still high for a bipartisan ESEA reauthorization bill to get on the U.S. Senate floor in early June, but the bill is still stuck in legislative limbo.
President Barack Obama has nominated Julius Lloyd Horwich, currently the deputy assistant secretary for legislative and congressional affairs.
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The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.
The U.S. Department of Education is talking to city officials about funds available through a program intended for communities recovering from traumatic events.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at a Nevada high school that she wants to give students who came to the county as undocumented minors a path to citizenship.
District and state officials who participated in Race to the Top and the School Improvement Grants said they had a turnaround knowledge gap.
All three new GOP candidates have dissed the Common Core state standards as federal overreach.