The U.S. Secretary of Education, who is said to have voiced an opinion on New York City's top schools job, has gotten involved in local decisions many times before.
New York had yet to draw down nearly 60 percent of its $700 million in Race to the Top winnings with just months left to go in the program, the latest federal data show.
The federal government shutdown, rewriting NCLB, Race to the Top, and the "fiscal cliff" were among the most popular topics on this blog in 2013.
StudentsFirst, Teach Plus, The Education Trust-West and others are hoping that Duncan will call for some additional data reporting before green-lighting California's testing waiver request.
Think education advocates work is all done now that Congress is all done with the big budget deal? Think again.
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says that U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's has had the wrong strategy when it comes to driving change.
Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New Jersey and Vermont will share $280 million, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.
School districts say the fiscal breathing room can't come soon enough as lawmakers pass a spending plan that wards off another round of automatic funding cuts.
U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said he thinks it's "pretty hard to see" how ESEA will be reauthorized by the end of the Obama administration.
But Education Department employees are slowly giving the agency higher marks for providing effective leadership and fostering teamwork, according to new rankings from the Partnership for Public Service.