President Obama has finalized plans to make low-performing Head Start providers compete for future federal funding.

A bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces a crowded Senate calendar worry over some provisions, as some keep an eye on the House.

The U.S. will technically remain a member of UNESCO, which works on worldwide education issues, but won't be paying its dues, the State Department announced on Monday.

So, after pushing Congress for years to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, it doesn't sound like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is such a fan of the bill that passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last month. Here's what he told my colleague, Stephen Sawchuk of Teacher Beat fame in an interview earlier this week. Steve asked him what he thought of the bill's teacher evaluation provisions, which were scaled back to garner GOP support. "I appreciate folks are working together [on K-12] education—it may be about the only issue right now,"...

Hawaii, which has gotten beaten up lately by the education-reform community, made impressive gains in math and reading on the 2011 NAEP.

Although there are no white potatoes in the White House garden, it appears a little white sugar may have made its way into the bags of trick-or-treaters who visited the President and First Lady for Halloween.

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who is leading in some polls, said calls to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education are premature.

Race to the Top winners Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts and North Carolina are singled out for not having ambitious teacher-evaluation policies.

The president will speed up a plan to cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of discretionary income as of 2012.

The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful would slash half of all federal aid for elementary and secondary education programs in his quest to cut $100 billion in non-defense spending.

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