President Barack Obama plans to announce a new task force and $200 million in investments from foundations as small steps toward solving large achievement gaps.

Key House Republicans want to know how the U.S. Department of Education plans to pursue a proposed "50-state strategy" that would have states revamp their "highly qualified" teacher plans.

Maryland's latest No Child Left Behind waiver request illustrates how difficult it is to monitor and understand the national accountability landscape.

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.

The department made it clear that this new competition will be "distinct" from past efforts, and the new money is a wide-open slate.

Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota are the latest to get their grades from the U.S. Department of Education on their No Child Left Behind waiver implementation.

The U.S. Department of Education is allowing Idaho to give only common-core-aligned field tests to students this spring, which means no achievement data will be produced for parents, educators, and the public.

Sen. Murray is trying her best to make the state's case to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, but it seems to be far from a slam dunk.

Both states asked for too much leeway in implementing their teacher-evaluation systems, so federal officials want to take a closer look.

The nation's largest teachers' union said that states and districts in too many places have "botched" the implementation of the common-core standards.

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