States with waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act have until Nov. 22 to ask the U.S. Department of Education for more time to tie personnel decisions to student growth.
Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee are the first states to win approval from the U.S. Department of Education for an extra year to finish their Race to the Top work.
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Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., has released his own bill that would extend the life of Investing in Innovation, which received more than $140 million last year.
The state risks federal grants for English-learners, turnaround schools, special education, and Title I in its clash with the U.S. Department of Education over what tests to give.
States would get an extra incentive to help kids cope with anaphylaxis or severe allergic reactions, under a bill slated for consideration by the Senate education committee tomorrow.
Michael J. Petrilli, vice-president at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, will take the helm of the Institute, serving as president beginning next August.
The Land of Enchantment was among the first states to get a waiver from NCLB law, so the dispute may well be a harbinger of what's to come in other states.
The U.S. Department of Education wants to know what you think about a new proposal to give applicants a leg-up in competitive-grant programs, if their proposals fit with the goals of the administration's interdepartmental "Promise Zone" initiative,
Dorie Turner Nolt takes the reins at the federal Education Department's press office. Meanwhile, John White, who oversaw outreach to rural districts and schools, moves on.