U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is proposing legislation that would provide $20 billion to modernize schools, $60 billion to hire teachers, and $10 billion to provide professional development to educators.
The clash between the Obama administration's support for Race to the Top and other grant programs, and folks in Congress who want bigger investments in funding for special education and disadvantaged students, is not going away anytime soon.
Chief state school officers came up to Washington this week to hear lawmakers explain why one of their top federal priorities, an honest to goodness reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, won't get done this year.
Applications for the $150 million Investing in Innovation contest are due to the U.S. Department of Education by May 29.
During a four-day on-site visit to Hawaii, officials from the U.S. Department of Education will look for "clear and compelling" evidence that the state is making good on promises it made in its winning Race to the Top plan.
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.