States have taken different tacks in awarding districts money under the federal School Improvement Grants, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, wants Congress to put more money into grants to states for special education.
State officials are generally optimistic about the School Improvement Grant program's potential but have a lot of ideas for perfecting it, an advocacy and research group finds.
The department has begun crunching data for about 700 of the roughly 850 schools that entered the program back in the 2010-11 school year.
Top U.S. Department of Education officials are signaling that once states are given a chance to apply for waivers in September during a third round of judging, federal officials plan to open up some sort of flexibility options for districts, too.
An overwhelming majority of school districts don't think they'll be able to absorb a big, blunt federal funding cut headed their way if Congress can't reach a deal on long-term spending by January 2013, according to a survey released today by the American Association of School Administrators.
The movie, "Speak Up," is described as capturing the real, everyday stories of kids who were bullied. It premieres Sunday.
Romney has added language to his Web site sketching out his views on education.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is under fresh scrutiny for allowing beef product dubbed "pink slime" in school lunches.
Two programs that lost funding when Congress revised its rules on earmarks, Teach for America and the National Writing Project, will get some federal money after all, under a new $24.6 million competitive program.