Many of the big events involved the push to reauthorize ESEA, the recognition that the legislation was indeed going nowhere, and finally the acknowledgment that the accountability landscape would temporarily but significantly change as the Obama administration granted waivers under No Child Left Behind.
Lisa Graham Keegan, who served as a top adviser on K-12 issues during Sen. John McCain's bid for the presidency in 2008, is set to join former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's campaign.
Some states that narrowly missed out in last year's Race to the Top contest will split $200 million to fund small pieces of their original plans, the Education Department announces.
The U.S. Department of Education is restricting Hawaii's access to its $75 million grant and planning an extensive on-site review after the state's "unsatisfactory performance" during the first year of Race to the Top.
U.S. Secretary of Education Ane Duncan won't yet commit to using new Race to the Top funding for early-learning.
Most states have not completed work the U.S. Department of Education wants done in conjunction with issuing waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act, according to a pair of reports from the Center on Education Policy.
The 23 winners of this year's Investing in Innovation program can now start implementing their programs after meeting the deadline to secure up to 15 percent in private, matching funds.
Four states were identified in a new Center for American Progress report as having key missing pieces in their NCLB waiver plans: Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Oklahoma.
Five organizations will get grants to create communities that offer wrap-around services, such as health programs, to boost education.
The nine winners of the Race to the Top early learning contest are surely rejoicing at their good fortune. But three states may be especially bummed out about the results.