President Obama spoke with Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the nation's largest teachers union today and told him that school modernization and jobs (although not necessarily education jobs) will be a focus of his speech tomorrow.
States that just barely missed winning a Race to the Top grant can compete in Race to the Top Round 3: The All-Bridesmaid Edition.
School construction funding is the centerpiece of a bill to be introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., top Democrat on the House appropriations panel that oversees K-12 spending.
Some U.S. senators are fighting a proposal that would cut the amount of potatoes, peas, corn, and lima beans served in school meals.
On the eve of Obama's job speech, Duncan is traveling to electorally important states to talk about education and the economy.
In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the 10-member group Chiefs for Change say the Race to the Top winners must be held accountability for fully implementing their plans.
In a radio interview, President Barack Obama gave education advocates some hope.
Nearly 600 school districts, nonprofits, and groups of schools applied by the Aug. 2 deadline for the second round of the Investing in Innovation grant competition, worth $150 million this year.
Eleven states, including Colorado and Louisiana, are considered top contenders to share $500 million in grants as part of the U.S. Department of Education third round of Race to the Top, which is focused on early learning.
We learned from Arne Duncan's first Twitter town hall that 10 days of testing is too much, merit pay for teachers should be voluntary, and that the U.S. Secretary of Education is a Twitter "novice."