Rumor has it that the president is going to make a big push for renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in his address to the newly divided Congress, slated for Jan. 25.
Ed Week is hosting an online chat today (Wednesday) on the financial crisis facing schools. Two experts on state and local budgets will be answering readers' questions.
It's just one of the interesting facts you'll find if you dig deep into the treasure trove of data embedded in EdWeek's latest Quality Counts report.
Although the Minnesota governor wants to reapply for Race to the Top, there's nothing to reapply for yet.
Jon Schnur will aid Mayor Bloomberg on K-12 philanthropy and start a new nonprofit group.
Five one-time congressional aides, all with over a decade of experience in Washington, have teamed up to form Penn Hill Group, a new government relations firm that will specialize in a range of issues, including K-12 policy.
Invitations went out today to about 2,000 school districts that got federal funding in the past year under some of the department's signature competitive grant programs.
The Secretary of Education says K-12 policy can be a rare area of bipartisan agreement in a divided Washington.
The list includes Race to the Top winners, ESEA reauthorization on hold, abolishing the Education Department, the split in the Democratic party, and more.
Giving districts wiggle room on No Child Left Behind's requirements would hurt the chances for reauthorization and just generally create a messy renewal process, according to a survey of Beltway Insiders and other edu-smarty-pants