Applicants who scored the highest in the $650 million Investing in Innovation grant competition will be announced Thursday by the Education Department, so stay tuned to this space for details on who won, who lost, and what it all means. But first, an important caveat. These applicants are not quite winners until they've secured their 20 percent private-sector match, a requirement for winning (unless they've gotten a waiver). They must do so by Sept. 8 or risk not getting their grant. While you're waiting to see who wins, read up on who wants this money, the role of philanthropies in ...

The Senate is scheduled to vote tonight on a measure that would provide $10 billion to stave off education layoffs.

The president told members of the National Urban League that his signature education initiative holds particular promise for poor and minority students in low-performing schools.

President Obama hoped to quell concerns about his administration's signature education initiative—the $4 billion Race to the Top program—with a speech to the National Urban League.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan defended his reform agenda before the National Urban League on Wednesday, declaring that the arguments being made against the agenda were flat out wrong.

Yesterday, Congress officially passed an emergency spending bill—without the edujobs money. Right now, there just doesn't seem to be a legislative vehicle for the $10 billion that supporters say is needed to help prevent hundreds of thousands of layoffs around the country. That despite fervent lobbying efforts by education organizations. As we mentioned earlier, advocates were eyeing legislation giving aid to small businesses as a potential next vehicle for the education jobs funding, but it's not clear if that's going to work out. The jobs money is stuck partly because of opposition from moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats in the...

The president's signature education reform initiative would get $675 million in fiscal 2011 under a measure funding U.S. Department of Education programs.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today that 19 finalists, including surprise picks Hawaii and Arizona, will compete for a cut of $3.4 billion in Race to the Top, Round Two.

The finalists for the Race to the Top Round 2 competition are supposed to be announced on Tuesday by Education Secretary Arne Duncan during a 1 p.m. speech to the National Press Club, which you should be able to watch via webcast through the club's website. The Education Department is expected to issue a press release about the same time. Of course, stay tuned to Politics K-12 for the latest. Together with my colleague Lesli Maxwell, from State EdWatch, we've come up with our guesses for who will make the cut for Round 2 and a chance at some ...

Seven leading civil rights groups are calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to dismantle core pieces of his education agenda.

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