The National Governor's Association wants Congress to give states lots of running room when it comes to crafting their accountability plans, according to an interim proposal outlining NGA's priorities for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Charter school advocates are worried about a notice of proposed rulemaking that they say could force states to ban charter school teachers from taking part in state retirement plans.
States that have seen big explosions in population also would see a big jump in federal funding for teacher quality under a little noticed provision of a draft bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act introduced by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.
President Barack Obama's sweeping plans to shake up higher education funding will need to get through a politically polarized Congress, and some initial reviews are mixed.
Jack Jennings, who has led the Center on Education Policy since he founded it 17 years ago, is retiring Jan. 31.
President Barack Obama's plan would create a new, $1 billion version of his signature Race to the Top competition for states to make their higher education systems cheaper and better.
Romney reiterates his support for English immersion, and Gingrich touts his wife's expertise in music education during a recent debate.
A top GOP lawmaker's plan for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act amounts to a "rollback" of the law, 38 business, civil rights, and other advocacy organizations said in a letter sent to its author this week.
Democratic education leaders in Congress voice concern about aspects of the 11 applications states have submitted so far for flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
The USDA has unveiled the final rules about what school lunches and breakfasts should look like.