President Barack Obama, who racked up a long list of edu-accomplishments during his first term, including steering more than $100 billion to education through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and using competitive grants to spur changes to K-12 policy, has been re-elected, according to the Associated Press. Way more here. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who has won big praise from Democrats who favor education redesign and even some Republicans, has said he wants to stick around. Obama in the White House and a divided Congress has meant two years of gridlock on education policy and spending, including the ...
Over the past two years, the split partisan control has meant a lot of sniping and not much action on big issues, including the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Tonight, your Politics K-12 team will be up late, late, watching edu-election returns.
Five schools in Colorado that got millions from the federal School Improvement Grant may lose those dollars after failing to move the needle on student achievement, even after two years of big financial support.
California and its districts have run into more than their share of trouble when trying to win—and keep—federal education grants.
Applications for districts in most states are due Friday. Districts in the 13 states declared federal disaster areas because of Hurricane Sandy have until Nov. 7.
President Obama is leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 17 percentage points among likely youth voters.
Newspaper endorsements are rolling in for both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee, with K-12 policy and spending figuring into the equation.
A new deadline for the Race to the Top district competition has yet to be set now that the Oct. 30 deadline has been put off because of the storm.
President Barack Obama has been touting the success of the School Improvement Grant program, but the U.S. Department of Education has yet to release long-promised student achievement data.