Politics K-12's own Michele McNeil will be on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program this weekend interviewing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with the Associated Press' Libby Quaid. (Quaid along with Edweek's Steve Sawchuk and Dakarai Aarons, landed a coveted spot on Alexander Russo's Hot For Education list). Michele asked Duncan when the department would be sending out the stimulus checks to states and school districts (probably the number one question on school officials' minds). Duncan said districts would be receiving their money and guidance as soon as possible. And Michele pressed him on whether the Department could enforce the teacher effectiveness ...


The education department has estimates on how much each school district will get from the stimulus package in Title I and special education funding.


Linda Darling-Hammond, who was widely rumored for a top job in the U.S. Department of Education, told me today that she is going to stay in California and support President Barack Obama's agenda in her role as an education professor and researcher at Stanford University. Darling-Hammond, who has done extensive research on teacher quality and international benchmarking, said she will be working to establish a new policy center at the University that will examine a variety of education redesign issues, including standards and assessments, teacher quality, and educational equity in the U.S. and abroad. She has also been ...


The Sunshine State is one of a handful that says it can't meet the maintenance of effort requirements in the economic stimulus package, which mandate that states keep education funding at 2006 levels in order to receive the cash. The law allows U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to waive maintenance of effort requirements for states that are in particularly dire fiscal straits. On a conference call last week with the media, an Education Department consultant told a reporter from Florida that the department wasn't going to issue blanket waivers and was going to look at each state on ...


If you're trying to make sense of the $787 billion stimulus package, and what it means for education, Politics K-12 wants to help.


The secretary will use the Education Department's longstanding show for parents to train the spotlight on high-performing charter schools.


Stimulus money gives the new administration "credibility" with the public and with educators, many of whom have criticized Congress for not providing enough funding for the law, the education chairman said.


The bill would provide about $100 billion for education programs.


The new U.S. Secretary of Education, who is still putting together his team, has been handed unprecedented resources, and an unprecedented management challenge.


Duncan singled this lobbying quintet out for their work on stimulus-related issues in a conference call to about 500 people from education organizations.


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