Four Race to the Top states—Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, and Tennessee—are among the 11 trying to win the first waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.
A committee of House and Senate members agreed to the changes, which must now be voted on by both chambers.
The new partnership marries a strong grassroots organization seeking to make an impact on state policy with a politically connected organization that has a focus on minority communities.
A group of House lawmakers from areas with many Asian, African-American, and Hispanic students want performance targets for various student subgroups in any ESEA rewrite.
Before there ever was an official Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the federal Department of Education, Bill Modzeleski was running it.
The Education Department has selected 23 finalists in line for a slice of $150 million in federal innovation dollars, but each must secure a private match to receive the award.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in the latest GOP debate that he wants to scrap three federal agencies: the Education Department, the Commerce Department ... and a player to be named later.
The U.S. Department of Education will investigate whether Penn State violated the Clery Act for failing to report sex allegations made against an assistant football coach under the Joe Paterno.
Voters send a mixed message in Ohio. They backed teachers' unions, but not President Obama's health care plan on election night.
A chief Democratic sponsor of the measure cast it as an important, but imperfect compromise, while Republicans said it wouldn't do enough to rein in the federal role in education.