So will Obama big jobs plan actually reinvigorate the sluggish economy? Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, wants to know the answer to that question.
To qualify for $200 million in new Race to the Top grants, the nine runners-up from last year's state competition will have to maintain the same reform conditions that made them finalists in the first place.
Jobs to improve schools and teaching are a large part of the president's $447 billion vision for spurring the sputtering economy.
School choice, Race to the Top, and the state of education in Texas all came up in the latest debate between GOP candidates for president.
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.