The education secretary is getting creative in finding a way to get stimulus money to states such as Alaska and South Carolina, where the governors want to reject education funds.
These new stimulus guidelines are expected to more clearly spell out how the department wants states to distribute stabilization fund dollars to local districts.
Duncan makes Rolling Stone's list of Top 100 change agents.
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.