State education chiefs told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan they oppose the idea of federal officials bypassing states and working directly with districts on No Child Left Behind Act flexibility.
While Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, and New York get some high marks for Race to the Top progress, Florida and Hawaii still flounder, a new Center for American Progress report says.
The U.S. Department of Education will use $550 million to run two Race to the Top competitions, but important details are still to be worked out.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warned lawmakers today of potentially dire ramifications if the budget blueprint put forth earlier this week by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., were to become law.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the godfather of the reformey-minded Chiefs for Change and an education force in statehouses around the country, has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president.
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.