Second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives has become very interested in K-12, especially school choice.
School districts would be able to tap into grants to help upgrade their safety infrastructure.
The deadline to submit a pre-application to the U.S. Department of Education for a $3 million i3 development award is April 26.
States that run afoul of federal rules for special education funding will be punished, though not forever, under a tweak to maintenance of effort requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Will a tepid letter of support from California state officials for the CORE district waiver be enough to win federal approval?
Advocates are asking the department for what they see as the next best thing to more money: Greater flexibility with the funds they actually have.
Parents would be able to take their child's Title I dollars to any school of their choice, including a private school, under an amendment to the Senate budget.
The U.S. Department of Education will consider extending project deadlines for one year for Race to the Top winners that need more time.
The legislation doesn't have major implications for K-12 schools, but it does govern some job training programs that have an education component.
Could school choice legislation be coming to a Congress—or at least to a GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives—near you? Vouchers, which are seeing some fresh momentum in states, aren't a new idea, politically—many Republicans in Washington have long been fans. (For instance, U.S. Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, the House speaker, has long been a big champion of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.) And now Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the second-top-banana in the House, is getting in on the act. Cantor doesn't have a long record on K-12, but it's clear he wants folks...