Duncan said that states and districts should put formula funding and state stabilization money to good use if they want to be considered for Race to the Top and other competitive grant funding.
Tom Toch will be the executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington.
Check out Vice President Joe Biden's tough-love advice to state officials during a White House meeting this week on stimulus implementation, among other good reads.
Education secretary Arne Duncan has hired an Illinois union official to be a senior adviser.
In a two-hour budget hearing, Duncan wouldn't budge on how much more money will be allotted to Title I or special education.
Obama doesn't want to disrupt the schooling of the students currently taking advantage of the program.
He offered some clarification on the administration's education plan, but there are still plenty of potential questions.
The vote came as the Senate approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2009 that also eliminates funding for the Reading First program.
There was a lot of buzz about Obama's speech this morning and the Department's guidance on the economic stimulus package.
First address on schools is drawing praise from everyone from GOP lawmakers to the NEA. Not surprisingly, these groups came up with different interpretations of the remarks, particularly on alternative pay for teachers.