Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify today that 82 percent of the nation's schools could be considered "failing" this year under the No Child Left Behind Act.
A House bill with deep cuts to education and a Senate measure with modest increases both fail, sending lawmakers back to the drawing board.
Kaya Henderson becomes the District of Colujmbia's next schools's chief; she had been the interim, and was deputy under ex-Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
As we reported here last month, the White House was having trouble getting high schools to submit their applications for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, in which the grand prize is a graduation speech by President Obama. So the White House made the contest a little less burdensome and extended the deadline two weeks, to March 11. At the time, the White House wouldn't say how many applications had been received. And they still aren't saying, officially. Yesterday, CBS News' Political Hotsheet reported that the number of applications came in embarrassingly low: 14, at less than a week ...
House Democrats will examine changes to collective bargaining in a number of states in a faux congressional hearing.
The president plans to tout his administration's $90 million plan to create a new education research initiative modeled after DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
President Obama kicked off the White House's "education month" today in Miami at a school event alongside former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican.
Kansas has requested an NCLB waiver that could be a sign of things to come
The Senate Democrats' bill would provide slight increases for Head Start and Title I grants to districts, a sharp contrast to the House bill, which would cut education.
This morning Arne Duncan held court with six education bloggers for an hour of Q&A. Joining in the dialogue, besides Politics K-12, were Mike Petrilli from Flypaper, "Straight Up" Rick Hess, new Education Sector executive director Richard Lee Colvin, who writes for the Quick & the Ed, Dropout Nation's RiShawn Biddle, and Dana Goldstein, formerly of the Daily Beast and American Prospect. Highlights of the conversation: • First off, the department released two guides for states: one on "smart ideas to increase productivity and student achievement" and another on flexibility states have in using existing federal dollars. Both are meant to ...