This week's not-to-miss education tidbits highlight curious contributions that connect to the Education Equality Project, and a curious omission from the list of finalists for a coveted prize for urban school districts.
The White House is turning again to Chicago to fill a key education post, this time for a leader of the Education Department's main research arm.
Martha J. Kanter, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in Los Altos Hills, Calif., is Education Secretary Arne Duncan's pick.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said stimulus funding released today represents a "magical opportunity" to spread successful innovations across the country.
Districts that have failed to make AYP could still be able to providing tutoring under NCLB.
The new stimulus guidance centers on what data must be collected under the conditions of accepting money from the state stabilization fund.
The Education Department wants to allow districts that are in need of improvement under NCLB to be able to provide their own tutoring services, an expansion of what's now just a pilot program.
If mayoral control doesn't increase, the Education Secretary says he will have 'failed as secretary.'
The GAO is encouraging people to report stimulus-related fraud—and there could be a lot of it, even in education.
The education secretary has been deemed the most "anti-gun" member of Obama's cabinet by a National Rifle Association magazine article.