The Teacher Incentive Fund and the School Improvement Grant program would see some tweaks under the giant spending bill under consideration in the Senate.
Survey data shows that the stop-gap efforts couldn't stave off cuts forever. Now that federal dollars are drying up, districts are still facing shaky revenues.
The Senate's version of a spending bill for fiscal year 2011 includes some surprising increases for education and goes beyond what the House of Representatives is considering.
Instead of having the new round of grants go to individual states, state schools chiefs want states to be able to collaborate together on grant applications.
New numbers from the Department of Education show that only 53 percent of the schools receiving SIG money are urban, while 23 percent are rural, and 24 percent are suburban.
Leaders in the Democratic-for-now House of Representatives have included $550 million to extend the Race to the Top program in a big, giant spending bill that finances most government programs at last year's levels until Sept. 30.
As lawmakers struggle to complete some sort of spending plan, the administration is pushing lawmakers for another year of Race to the Top.
The U.S. Department of Education will give states feedback on their Race to the Top plans by December 10.
In a speech to state lawmakers and education leaders, the education secretary offered a glimpse into his thoughts for the future.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the NEA, are holding an event today at a middle school in Prince George's County, Maryland, that is trying out one of the four, controversial school improvement models spelled out in the regulations for the School Improvement Grants. On the surface, this seemed like one more photo-op to dispel the notion that the administration is locking heads with unions over education redesign efforts. That seems to be a big public relations push for both the unions and department right now, culminating in a big Union Collaboration ...