A bipartisan group of senators wants to make sure the Obama administration doesn't leave rural schools out in the cold when it crafts the next generation of the Race to the Top competition, which is aimed at districts.


President Barack Obama today endorsed a pair of bills that would protect students who are bullied at school and in some cases, provide for students or their families to collect damages from school districts that don't act swiftly or strongly enough in students' defense.


The U.S. Department of Education will provide $60 million in grant money to new and existing recipients under the Promise Neighborhoods program to help projects aimed at promoting education, health and safety for children.


South Carolina Superintendent Mick Zais said he walked into a meeting he wasn't invited to where U.S. Rep. James Clyburn and former South Carolina Governor Richard Riley were at work convincing Education Secretary Arne Duncan not to approved the state's waiver.


The poll results released today Pew Charitable Trusts' Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project find that 80 percent of American voters are in favor national standards that would limit calories, fat, and sodium in snack and à la carte foods sold in schools and encourage the consumption of fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy items.


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.


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