The largest federal program for high schools, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education program, would get a major makeover under a proposal that advocates expect the Obama administration to unveil Thursday.


Most of the dozen states that have already gotten waivers don't have very good plans in place when it comes to a key piece of the U.S. Department of Education's requirements for turning around low-performing schools: extending learning time.


So presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is taking a bunch of flak for telling a room full of campaign donors that he'd slim down the U.S. Department of Education if he were elected president. In fact, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat and backer of President Barack Obama, called the statement "a raw moment of candor" according to this news account. The thing is ... Romney has already said something incredibly similar about the department's future. On national television, in fact. You can check out this transcript of an interview he did with Fox News, which ...


As the fate of Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant hanging in the balance, the state legislature rejects a measure to require teacher performance evaluations.


ED needs to do a better job of making sure that the performance of contractors hired through the School Improvement Grant program is reviewed, and of making sure states have the information they need to make grant renewal decisions.


Santorum provided the biggest moment on education so far in the presidential campaign, when he called President Barack Obama a "snob" for pushing policies to ensure every student is prepared for college.


The five states that just narrowly missed winning a slice of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund will get a chance to compete for $133 million in new money, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.


Memo to Gov. Mitt Romney's team of education advisers: We've heard you have a little problem winning over the ladies (by which we mean attracting female voters.)


If Congress doesn't stop the big, giant across the board cuts to set to hit (almost) every education under the sun next January, what would that mean for you?


Alyson will be flying solo on the blog starting later this month while Michele is on maternity leave.


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