Federal How Biden’s Revival of Obama Housing Rules Connects to Divisive Issues in Schools
Policy shifts on hot-button topics like residential segregation, student discipline, and Title IX can make educators "punch drunk."
Federal Biden's Education Transition Team Heavy on Obama Officials and Union Staff
The education team that will guide the transition between the Trump and Biden administrations includes many alumni from the Obama Education Department.
Federal Betsy DeVos: My COVID-19 Competitive Grants Aren't Like Race to the Top at All
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tells EdWeek opinion blogger Rick Hess her new competitive grants are "not even a little bit" like the Obama administration's Race to the Top program. Let's examine that claim.
Federal Trump Order on Guidance Signals Another Shift From Obama Education Era
An executive order signed by President Donald Trump requires guidance from each federal agency to "clearly state that it does not bind the public" except under narrow circumstances.
Federal Poll Paints Rosy Picture of How Democrats View Obama on Education
A polling firm associated with a Democratic education advocacy group reports that 61 percent of Democratic primary voters support Obama's education policy, and just 21 percent view it unfavorably.
Federal Barack Obama Says Education Reform Isn't a 'Cure-All.' Is That a Flip-Flop?
A tweet from the former president about education's role in addressing inequality and lack of opportunities drew split reactions and a chance to review his record and where K-12 stands in the political sphere.
Equity & Diversity State Attorneys General Tell Betsy DeVos: Keep Obama School Discipline Guidance
DeVos has been weighing whether to rescind the guidance, which has proven to be one of the most controversial initiatives from Obama's education policy team.
Federal See Which Obama Education Initiatives Trump's Shut Down, and Which Survive
We've taken a new look at how various K-12 initiatives, policies, and other moves by the Obama administration have fared in the Trump era.
Federal Year One Check-In: What's Trump Done on K-12 Compared to Other Presidents?
When it comes to legislative victories and policy accomplishments, President Donald Trump doesn't seem to have gotten as much accomplished on K-12 as his recent predecessors.
Federal With Key Positions Still Open, Staffing at Ed. Dept. Lags
The Trump team is significantly lagging when it comes to filing top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, compared to the previous administration's pace.
Curriculum Obama Surprises Computer Science Educators on Conference Call
"I can't wait to see the amazing things that you're going to build," the former president told 1,000 teachers, students, and supporters on a call organized by the CSforAll Consortium.
Federal Miss Obama's Education Department? There's a Website for That
A small group of former Obama political appointees who promoted Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and many of the former president's other greatest (or worst) edu-hits have put together a website, Education44.