Federal officials are threatening to revoke waivers for three states at the end of the 2013-14 school year over their failure to come up with new teacher-evaluation systems.
StudentsFirst founder and former District of Columbia schools' Chancellor Michelle Rhee will co-host town halls in three cities to engage teachers in "real talk on education reform."
These new rules, which govern more than $2 billion housed in the department's competitive programs, will attempt to infuse evidence into the grantmaking process.
A survey by the American Association of School Administrators finds that across-the-board trigger cuts are affecting classrooms as the 2013-14 school year begins.
As under secretary, Martha Kanter oversaw the implementation of the administration's direct student loan program, and has more recently been involved in push to lower college costs.
Forty states, the District of Columbia, and eight California districts now have waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Will districts immediately pull the plug on tutoring and choice? Will a new oversight panel provide true oversight? These are among new questions raised by the latest federal waiver.
The administration isn't exactly killing itself to get an ESEA bill moving.
The American Federation of Teachers and its Indiana affiliate have filed public records requests in the Hoosier State for emails between Bennett and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education.
A U.S. Department of Education official said that guidance on the renewal of No Child Left Behind Act waivers is expected by the end of August.