Race to the Top winners Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts and North Carolina are singled out for not having ambitious teacher-evaluation policies.
The president will speed up a plan to cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of discretionary income as of 2012.
The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful would slash half of all federal aid for elementary and secondary education programs in his quest to cut $100 billion in non-defense spending.
The U.S. Department of Education will keep secret, for now, the names of the peer reviewers who will judge states' applications for waivers under No Child Left Behind.
The Obama administration's plan to grant waivers to states from No Child Left Behind is becoming part of a broader re-election strategy that's meant to emphasize the president's action in the face of Congressional deadlock.
Sounds like the Obama administration is less than thrilled with the accountability provisions in a bill passed out of the Senate education committee yesterday.
Some well-known education policy wonks get tough with the Race to the Top winners.
After a long delay, the Senate education committee has just approved a bill that would rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Obama's policy chief on domestic issues-including education-will leave at the end of this year.
The Early Learning Challenge Fund, a Race to the Top competition, has drawn interest from 35 states, plus D.C., who are competing for awards from $50 million to $100 million.