Two-thirds of schools that tapped into a new infusion of School Improvement Grant cash made first-year math and reading gains, but a third saw achievement drop.
Federal incentives to prod state and local action, principal preparation, and a focus on NCLB waivers top Education Secretary Arne Duncan's to-do list.
In his first post-election news conference, President Barack Obama offered hope for school districts on the fiscal-cliff front, without promising to veto any deal that cuts K-12.
The applications for the latest $400 million in Race to the Top competition prize money came from districts in 42 states plus the District of Columbia.
How sequestration, tax-cut expirations, and the perfect fiscal storm threatening to engulf the federal government will affect K-12 funding.
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Implementation of waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act will dominate much of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's second term.
The U.S. Department of Education did not pick any winners in the largest, $25 million "scale up" category.
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the House education committee chairman, aim to mark up a bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act next year, and sees room for bipartisanship on charters.
In President Obama's second term, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will oversee implementing NCLB waivers, among other big-ticket programs.