UPDATED WASHINGTON—Presumptive GOP nominee Gov. Mitt Romney called today for making federal funding for special education and disadvantaged students portable—meaning the money would follow students to any school their parents choose, including a private school. Under his proposal, parents could also choose to use the funds under Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act at charter schools, for online courses, or for tutoring. Title I is funded at $14.5 billion this year, and IDEA is funded at $11.6 billion, and any proposal to radically shift the use of that money would be almost certain...

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his education advisers have been mulling a beefed-up role for school choice using federal funding.

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee releases his list of education policy advisers, including a former U.S. Secretary of Education and a current state schools chief.

The Education Department is issuing draft criteria for the $400 million in new Race to the Top competitive grants earmarked for districts.

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee is asking the Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm, to look into state's progress in putting in place the teacher and principal portions of their Race to Top applications

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said today he doesn't get why Florida passed a law requiring districts to continue offering free tutoring to students in struggling schools, prompting an angry response from the state.

Today, teh House subcommittee that oversees K-12 education explored parent triggers, plus long-standing, oft-debated choice options for parents, including charter schools and school vouchers.

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, would end practice of counting tomato paste on pizza as a vegetable serving.

The House passed a bill that would stop the cuts—known in Inside-the-Beltway speak as "sequestration"—for a year for all programs. But education advocates—and the White House—aren't exactly celebrating.

Vermont is weighing whether to continue applying for a waiver, after back-and-forth exchange with the U.S. Department of Education has lead the state to stray far from the original proposal it sold to stakeholders.

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