On the eve of Obama's job speech, Duncan is traveling to electorally important states to talk about education and the economy.
In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the 10-member group Chiefs for Change say the Race to the Top winners must be held accountability for fully implementing their plans.
In a radio interview, President Barack Obama gave education advocates some hope.
Nearly 600 school districts, nonprofits, and groups of schools applied by the Aug. 2 deadline for the second round of the Investing in Innovation grant competition, worth $150 million this year.
Eleven states, including Colorado and Louisiana, are considered top contenders to share $500 million in grants as part of the U.S. Department of Education third round of Race to the Top, which is focused on early learning.
We learned from Arne Duncan's first Twitter town hall that 10 days of testing is too much, merit pay for teachers should be voluntary, and that the U.S. Secretary of Education is a Twitter "novice."
The U.S. Department of Education has quietly invited states and schools using the most popular of four school improvement models to apply for some extra time to figure out the trickiest component of the federal turnaround strategy.
In case you've been living under a rock, the D.C. metropolitan area just experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Naturally, this has major implications for K-12 policy that are best explored through Twitter.
States seeking some of the $500 million in new Race to the Top money have until Oct. 19 to say how they will improve early education programs through new standards, assessments, and rating systems.
In this Q-and-A with author Steven Brill, he questions whether Hawaii and New York deserved their Race to the Top awards.