Districts will vie for individual federal awards of up to $40 million; applications are due to the U.S. Department of Education by Oct. 3.
Concerned about Georgia's teacher-evaluation system, the U.S. Department of Education warned the state a year ago that it was at risk of losing $33 million.
Libby Doggett, formerly the director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Home Visiting Campaign, will oversee the Early Learning Challenge grants and help promote preschool expansion.
It's clear the Kentucky and Tennessee Republicans have become buddies on school choice, a K-12 issue that unites most in the GOP and has political implications on both sides of the aisle.
After seeing significant improvements, the U.S. Department of Education removes Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant from "high-risk status".
The U.S. Department of Education is developing a searchable web database for its data collections.
The U.S. Department of Education continues to quietly approve and negotiate over states' teacher-evaluation systems as part of its No Child Left Behind Act waiver process.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, one of the most prominent Democrats to support vouchers, is likely to be the next U.S. senator from New Jersey.
Colorado, Wisconsin and New Mexico are getting additional Race to the Top cash under the Early Learning Challenge competition, the states announced this week.
Alexander and teaparty favorite Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will talk up school choice.