The compromise legislation that will raise the debt ceiling will create new federal spending caps, which are likely to affect education, advocates warn.
The agreement worked out between the White House and congressional negotiators would avoid dire cuts to the $23 billion program.
As more states ask the U.S. Department of Education from relief NCLB, federal officials gave Idaho approval to bypass one piece of the nation's school accountability law.
The organizers of the weekend's Save Our Schools March say reaction to their movement has only bolstered their resolve, and their work will continue.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launches a renewed effort to remake the teaching profession, calling for higher salaries, improved performance-based teacher accountability, and a higher bar for those entering schools of education.
Speakers and workshops turned up the rhetorical heat on standards- and test-based accountability and other policies opposed by those attending the four-day gathering that includes a march on the White House on Saturday.
The organizers of the Save our Schools March and National Call to Action say the White House can come to them, or they'll come to the White House on Sunday. But they won't attend a meeting with President Obama's education advisers on Friday.
Education advocates are desperately scrambling to ensure that lawmakers look out for K-12 interests in a final agreement on the debt ceiling.
When the organizers of the wanted to quickly convey their concerns with the direction of education reform, they presented Education Secretary Arne Duncan with an art installation: a baby doll in a box. Not just any box, either, but a box wrapped in testing bubble answer sheets.
A four-day gathering in Washington, D.C., of those who say they're fed up with test-driven accountability includes march near the White House on Saturday.