The goal is for Arne Duncan and President Obama to be able to outline their plans in early fall for overhauling federal education policy.

The U.S. Department of Education is changing its tune on whether state stabilization fund money can—and should—be used to pay for new school construction.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a new teacher quality adviser ... and he's got a foot in both the merit pay and union camps. Brad Jupp is formerly a senior policy adviser to Denver-schools-superintendent-turned-U.S.-Senator Michael Bennet. In that role, he worked on school and district performance improvement and accountability, teacher effectiveness, and school choice, among other issues. But, before that, Jupp was a teacher and a union activist with the Denver Classroom Teachers Association for 19 years. He helped develop the Professional Compensation System for Teachers (ProComp), Denver's signature alternative pay program. At the department, Jupp will work ...

The U.S. Department of Education has identified four states that can expect stimulus-related audits by its Office of Inspector General: California, Illinois, New York, and Texas.

The $50 million high school initiative in Obama's budget is a "down payment" on future commitments, said a key education voice at OMB.

A quick scan of the invite list for Sen. Lieberman’s hearing suggests a lot of sympathetic voices will be testifying at Wednesday's hearing.

The education secretary seems intent on seeing 5,000 of the nation's worst schools closed and reopened within five years.

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has declared many of these programs, such as Even Start, either ineffective or not demonstrating results.

Piche, the executive director of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights who has represented students in desegregation cases, will be the deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Civil Rights.

School districts are upset over what they see as cuts to Title I.

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