Justin Hamilton, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Education, is leaving the agency, the latest in a series of departures from the communications shop.
High school completion still must be a significant part of accountability systems under No Child Left Behind Act waivers, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan emphasizes.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a speech that he thinks teacher preparation is broken and that the best educators need to be teaching the highest-need children.
The state-by-state data show graduation rates that range from 59 percent in the District of Columbia to 88 percent in Iowa.
The last day for Peter Cunningham, trusted adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, is Nov. 30.
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.