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 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 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.
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.
School & District Management 19 Schools Are Named for the Obamas. Most of Them Are Segregated
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.
Every Student Succeeds Act A Dispatch From the Outgoing U.S. Education Secretary
In his final Commentary as education secretary, John B. King Jr. considers the state of American schooling.
Every Student Succeeds Act Obama's Legacy on K-12 One of Bold Achievements, Fierce Blowback
The president entered office in 2009 with education a top priority, scoring game-changing policy wins in some areas before hitting stiff headwinds in his second term.
Federal A Review of Obama's Education Legacy on PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama's handling of teacher evaluations, content standards, and testing were among the topics of discussion on the public television news program.