- Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.
- Texas wins conditional 'No Child Left Behind' reprieve Updated: Sep-29-15 7:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Department of Education has granted Texas a conditional waiver to avoid academic accountability standards under the No Child Left Behind law.
- Alabama editorial roundup Updated: Sep-23-15 4:40 pm
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:
- Board clarifies rules on school choice in district mergers Updated: Sep-23-15 4:23 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont State Board of Education has clarified rules on school choice for districts seeking to merge under a new state unification law that critics say will eliminate school choice in some districts.
- Waiver helps North Dakota schools meet progress goals Updated: Sep-19-15 11:31 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The majority of North Dakota schools have met the state's Adequate Yearly Progress goals, but much of their success comes from the state's waiver from U.S. Department of Education measures.
- Christie in context: 4 areas where there's more to the story Updated: Sep-12-15 12:07 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie laid the groundwork for his campaign with detailed policy speeches on foreign policy, the economy and education, among other issues.
- Many children return to school without Common Core results Updated: Sep-08-15 8:44 am
WASHINGTON - No more sleeping in.
- Education board nominee has federal, state policy background Updated: Sep-04-15 5:10 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A businessman nominated to the Mississippi Board of Education on Friday has already worked on creating public school policies on the federal and state levels.
- U. of Utah launches new public policy institute Updated: Sep-03-15 2:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah is opening a new public policy institute and celebrated the launch with its namesake in attendance.