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After fending off threats from Congressional Republicans for years, some big federal studies that yield troves of data on education face an even more uncertain future.
Thanks to a little-noticed ESSA provision, many schools are losing subsidies that once defrayed the testing costs for needy students.
In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall.
Policy implications loom as the agency prepares to replace current political appointees with the incoming administration's picks, even though they make up only a fraction of the department's workforce.
Some already are proposing tight timelines to meet their state-determined goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act, while others worry about boxing themselves in.
The political alliance between charter school and voucher supporters may be fraying, writes Jeffery R. Henig.
As the economy improves, administrators are turning to billboards, Twitter, and college job fairs to keep classrooms staffed.
An attack on a Chicago 18-year-old is a reminder that children and youth with disabilities are uniquely vulnerable, something federal education officials have aimed to address.
A handful of words and phrases could end up setting the standard for the level of benefits school districts nationwide must provide to students with disabilities.
More than 90 percent of the students who attend the schools bearing the names of either President Obama or first lady Michelle Obama are black or Hispanic, a stark contrast to the racial breakdown of public schools as a whole.