Five organizations will get grants to create communities that offer wrap-around services, such as health programs, to boost education.
The nine winners of the Race to the Top early learning contest are surely rejoicing at their good fortune. But three states may be especially bummed out about the results.
GOP lawmakers on the House education committee are likely to write a Republican-only version of a bill renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education, a House GOP aide said.
Six states of the nine states that will share $500 million are repeat Race to the Top winners: Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
The Community-Based Abstinence Education program has the potential to be resurrected, and grow, based on Congressional action this week.
Big priorities for President Barack Obama, including the administration's signature Race to the Top initiative, the Investing in Innovation grant program, and the School Improvement Grants, would continue.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's warning about the proportion of schools that would "fail" under NCLB this year if Congress didn't rewrite the law was 34 percentage points too high, says a new Center on Education Policy report.
Check out Education Week's series of stories on what's inside the applications for No Child Left Behind waivers that 11 states have submitted so far to the U.S. Department of Education.
A House bill would require those seeking Unemployment Insurance to have a high school diploma, a GED, or be working toward one to receive benefits.
Race to the Top will continue in fiscal year 2012, and for the first time it will include a district-level competition, sources say.