Schools participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program should be able to serve frozen, dried, and canned items, a House committee says, although the program was created to introduce poor children to fresh produce they are unlikely to eat at home.
Applicants have until Oct. 30 to seek grants worth up to $40 million for the biggest districts. The prizes are designed to spur a focus on personalized learning.
Gov. Mitt Romney this morning announced that he's tapping Rep. Paul Ryan , R-Wis., for vice president, a move that puts the debate over how best to put the nation's fiscal house in order front-and-center in the presidential campaign.
Who else will be putting in their resignation this fall?
Nevada joins 33 other states plus the District of Columbia in gaining flexibility through waivers under No Child Left Behind.
The U.S. Department of Education refuses to budge on its decision to place a portion of Georgia's Race to the Top grant on high-risk status.
At the third Bullying Prevention Summit this week in Washington, the nonprofit Ad Council shared a new public service campaign encouraging parents of children who see their peers being bullied to report it.
The U.S. Department of Education is reducing its backlog of public-information requests, but it still takes the agency more than a month on average to fulfill even the simplest requests.
By guest blogger Liana Heitin In sharp contrast to last summer's celebrity-attended rally and march to the White House, the Save Our Schools gathering this year proved a quiet, 150-person affair. Held this weekend in the regal Wardman Park Marriott in downtown Washington, the convention featured presentations on an array of topics including advocacy, social justice, and elevating student voice, and a keynote by author and activist Jonathan Kozol. Attendees also attended workshops during which they crafted official policy stances to eventually present to policymakers (though these sessions were closed to the media). Mike Klonsky, Chicago-based educator and activist who ...
Happy Friday! August is typically a slow month in the education world (no school, lots of folks on vacation) but there's been some interesting news this week.