Santorum, who served in the Senate has been talking about K-12 issues in early primary states
Three governors who took on their teachers' unions see their approval ratings slide.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is under doctor's orders to reduce his public schedule this summer.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a proponent of charter schools and performance-based pay for teachers, announced he's seeking the Republican nomination for president.
After about two years on the job, Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary for safe and drug-free schools, is leaving.
Rep. John Kline, the Minnesota Republican who is the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, says he will not meet Education Secretary Arne Duncan's "arbitrary" August deadline for reauthorizing ESEA.
Groups representing South Carolina's school boards and administrators say they'll happily compete for a share of the $200 million in new federal money if their state chief refuses to play.
As lawmakers gear up to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, one question is what will happen to the free tutoring programs schools are required to offer if they fail to meet the law's achievement targets.
Some of the nine Race to the Top runners-up from last year aren't too sure about Education Secretary Arne Duncan's offer to split $200 million to implement small pieces of their original plans.
The House education panel approves a measure that would eliminate programs the committee sees as duplicative or not the right role for the federal government.