At least 17 waiver recipients say they are likely to take the U.S. Department of Education up on its recent offer to postpone using student achievement data in teacher evaluations this school year.
That means the districts—including Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Sanger, and Santa Ana Unified School Districts—have some work to do if they want to keep their waiver in the 2015-16 school year and beyond.
States and districts may be somewhat weary of competitive grants, but the early childhood education money seems to be garnering a lot of interest.
After months of negotiations, lawmakers struck a bipartisan, bicameral deal to update the Child Care and Development Block Grant.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down for an interview with Education Week and talked No Child Left Behind, waivers, and Congress.
The Senate will mark up reauthorization of the federal education research law next week.
On the last stop of his back-to-school bus tour, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked about improving education in impoverished communities at a turnaround school in Memphis, Tenn.
The PTA should take an active role in forcing a debate around education in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told parents and teachers in Nashville, Tenn.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says states will be more likely to clinch the new early-learning funds if their proposals have strong parent-engagement components.
At a tour of NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Ala., the education secretary put the spotlight on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.