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Besty DeVos confirmed as Education secretary as VP Mike Pence breaks...

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking...

Donald Trump’s abortion flub shows risks of ‘winging it’ on policy

It was a question sure to come up at some point in the Republican primary campaign. "What should the law be on abortion?" asked MSNBC's...

After 39 years of public service, State Superintendent Tommy Bice announces...

Tommy Bice, Alabama's State Superintendent of Education, announced his retirement Tuesday morning after over 39 years of service to public education. Bice has held...

Department of Education gives states ways to cut standardized testing

The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts to cut the amount of time that students spend...

Obama signs education law rewrite shifting power to states

Calling it a "Christmas miracle," President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law on Thursday, ushering in...

Martha Roby: Patience pays off in defending state authority over education

Progress takes patience sometimes, I suppose. Two-and-a-half years ago, I introduced the "Defending State Authority Over Education Act" to stop once and for all...

Federal probe underway over racist allegations at Trussville City Schools

A federal complaint has triggered an investigation over racially-tinged allegations at Trussville City Schools in Jefferson and St. Cloud counties. The complaint - recently obtained...

Marco Rubio says nation doesn’t need U.S. Education Department

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department. The Florida senator spoke at a town hall meeting of about...

U.S. Department of Education approves state tweaks to No Child Left...

The federal Department of Education on Thursday approved petitions by seven states - including Alabama - for increased state-level flexibility in implementing the Elementary and...

Ann Eubank: Flag flap

There is no explaining what causes men’s passion to ignite. But much to my surprise, I find that the thing that has electrified many...
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