U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan never actually told Oklahoma it could lose federal dollars if it withdrew from Common Core State Standards.
The Empire State could lose nearly $300 million if the state follows through on a proposal to put off incorporating test scores from common-core-aligned exams in teacher evaluation.
From state assessments and school turnarounds to teacher equity, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and company won't get much time to kick back and work on their tans.
Democrats for Education Reform, the political action committee meant to help counter the teachers' unions' influence on the Democratic party, is trying to make it easier for the public to donate to its favored candidates.
The big news last week was the Vergara verdict and its implications for teacher policy.
Budget constraints and profound mistrust among tribal communities for the federal government are some of the obstacles to overhauling the Bureau of Indian Education.
According to the White House, the president will call for an overhaul of the Bureau of Indian Education which is responsible for 48,000 students in 187 schools located on and off reservations.
Three of the four states that won second-round Race to the Top grants seem to be sailing along, while four other states have seen more significant delays and course-corrections.
The Senate committee responsible for funding education has postponed the markup up of its federal fiscal 2015 spending bill, and Republicans are angry.
Eric Cantor resigned his post as Majority Leader, leaving in jeopardy a short list of education-focused bills awaiting a House vote.