The education secretary tells principals they're the key to turning around failing schools, challenging them "to take on the toughest job in America."


Rep. Miller's Early Learning Challenge Fund grant program is expected to be marked up next week.


A fraud alert triggered by Arizona prompted federal education officials to start asking questions about how the state planned to spend its stimulus money.


Projected savings from changes in the student loan program would shake loose $10 billion in the area of early childhood.


Where is the administration's focus on high school graduates?


Please tell us how you're involved in education policy.


Deficits, pressure to spend quickly, and murky guidance have led states and school districts to use stimulus money to save jobs and bolster existing programs, a Government Accountability Office Report says.


But President Obama's proposal to redirect some Title I money to the school improvement program is rejected.


By guest blogger Erik Robelen: Not only is there a new ranking Republican on the House education committee, Republicans now are getting a new staff director for the panel, Barrett Karr, who brings experience both in Congress and in the George W. Bush White House. Rep. John Kline, of Minnesota, the top Republican on the committee, made the announcement today. (See Alyson's recent post on her interview with Rep. Kline here.) A press release from the committee tells us that Karr brings "a wealth of knowledge on education, health care, and labor issues gained during a 13-year career that spanned ...


By guest blogger Erik Robelen: Better read this fast and start commenting. The Education Department this afternoon released draft guidance offering more details on the waivers states and districts may seek from Title I requirements as they spend the $10 billion made available under the economic-stimulus law for that program. Those wishing to submit comments to the department on the guidance have until next Monday, July 13, to do so. That's right, folks: Just six days. The 46-page document deals with a variety of issues, from the law's school choice and supplemental education services provisions to "maintenance of effort" and ...


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