So the Kevin Jennings controversy is just not going away. The latest? A group of 53 House Republicans has signed a letter to President Barack Obama calling for Jennings, who heads up the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education, to resign. The letter, which is posted here, reads in part: The totality of Mr. Jennings' career has been to advocate for public affirmation of homosexuality. There is more to safe and drug free schools than can be accomplished from the narrow view of Mr. Jennings, who has, for more than 20 years, ...
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is giving a speech tomorrow at the National Association of State Boards of Education that will focus on the state-federal role in education. The issue has flared up recently, particularly in the department's handling of the $4 billion Race to the Top program, which is meant to reward states for making major progress in certain areas, including standards and assessments, teacher quality, data systems, and turning around low performing schools. Some folks say this is a lot of federal direction, even for a voluntary program. But in the speech, Duncan will explain that ...
New tax data shows that as the national economy shows signs of recovery, states are still in big, big trouble.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants states to remember there are other competitive grant funds the department will award.
So I'm sure all you politics geeks out there have heard by now that Rep. Mike Castle, a Republican, is going to run for the Senate seat in Delaware that became vacant when Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. became Vice President Joe Biden. Sen. Edward E. Kaufman, a Democrat, is keeping the seat warm for now, but no one expects him to stick around. Although the initial statements from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee play up some of Castle's more conservative stances, he is generally considered a moderate's moderate. In fact, after the Dems took over Congress in 2006, Democratic ...
As California moves to eliminate its data firewall, Nevada isn't budging.
Colorado is taking the community buy-in part of the grant application very seriously.
Vote for your favorite: RTT, RTTT, or RttT.
Despite any rumblings to the contrary, there will still be two rounds of competition--and apps will be out to states in the fall.
Ideally, the Department wants i3 grant applications to demonstrate 20 percent private sector matching funding.