For your weekend reading: Alexander Russo offers advice to new education reporters (including to get off the beat soon because it's not very prestigious). And he's surely annoyed the Education Department by asking for EdSec Duncan's daily schedule -- and not the one that's already online. Russo wants to know who the secretary is meeting with who's not on the schedule. This is an important issue, and the Ed. Dept. should promptly release this information because Duncan is a public official and who he meets with while on the taxpayer's dime should be public information. After all, in addition to ...


Relax, Teacher Incentive Fund fans: It doesn't look like the full House Appropriations Committee is going to make major changes to that education spending bill approved last week by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The House Appropriations Committee today was debating the Labor-HHS appropriations bill, which finances the U.S. Department of Education and, as I'm sure you'll remember, includes a huge windfall for the TIF. Final passage wasn't expected until this evening, but it was mostly other congressional business, not education, that was holding up debate. Under the bill, the ...


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.


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