Mike Smith says there are some weak arguments in favor of common standards.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he expects to issue a decision at the end of this month on whether to make any changes to the regulations that Margaret Spellings, his predecessor, issued last year.
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.
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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.