Hawaii will get to hold on to its Race to the Top grant—for now. But it remains on high-risk status, according to a letter released today by the U.S. Department of Education.

California has readied its own waiver request, which borrows some things from the U.S. Department of Education's principles—but skips a key component: teacher evaluation.

Hawaii's teachers' union will take yet another vote on the new evaluation system that was a centerpiece of the state's winning Race to the Top application--but now threatens to jeopardize its funding.

The Center on Education Policy has a new home at George Washington University, and a new leader.

If you're a federal budget nerd....

The second round of states-26 plus the District of Columbia-that applied to the U.S. Department of Education for wiggle room from the No Child Left Behind law got feedback on their requests in a round of letters sent April 17.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan road-tested the administration's general election arguments on education Monday, in a speech before the "Mom Congress."

It's official! Deborah Delisle, who served as Ohio's state school chief, has been confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

The House of Representatives voted today, 215-195, to approve a bill that would keep rates on some student loans, but there is disagreement over how to pay for the measure.

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