In a wide-ranging interview with Edweek reporters and editors, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he had picked a deputy and that the person was going through the vetting process.
Duncan is the first Education Secretary to meet with the group, a spokesman said.
The Senate is set to consider a sunny, bipartisan bill that would bolster community service programs, including for education.
Rebuffed a second time by the White House, Mark Sanford is now turning down $700 million in stimulus dollars, which would have been used primarily for education.
Letter says states have no ability to 'intercept' stabilization funds...and other good reads.
When you've got control over $100 billion, and 50 states to deal with, you're bound to get lots of questions and complaints about the money. Here's a sampling.
Several education department officials have strong connections to the Gates Foundation.
Steve Robinson, himself a former science educator, will be focusing on science, math, engineering, and technology issues.
Mark Sanford is asking the White House for the right to use stimulus money to pay down the state's school construction debt.
Urban superintendents and school board members who were in Washington this week got lots of face time with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.