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April 16, 2013

Nearly $500 million From Race to Top To Fund Early Learning, District Ideas

About $120 million in new Race to the Top funds will go to a second round of the district competition.

April 11, 2013

Ed. Dept.'s i3 Wizard Jim Shelton To Be Acting Deputy Secretary

Jim Shelton, the U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for innovation and improvement, is to take on an even bigger role at the department early next month.

April 11, 2013

Brainstorm: Who Are Education Policy's Key Players?

When you think of the current debates about education redesign, who do you think are key players who can really shape policy or rhetoric?

March 01, 2013

Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming Apply for NCLB Waivers

This leaves just three states that are sitting out the No Child Left Behind Act waiver process altogether: Montana, Nebraska, and Vermont.

February 27, 2013

Arne Duncan on Sequester: No Choice But to Cut Title I, Special Ed.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said sequestration will give him no choice but to cut money for disadvantaged and special education students.

February 25, 2013

New AmeriCorps Program to Put Volunteers in Low-Performing Schools

The $15 million effort aims to place close to 2,000 volunteers in schools over the next three years.

February 25, 2013

Inspector General Report on i3 Questions Ed. Dept.'s Workload

Auditors found minor problems with oversight of Investing in Innovation grants, but potentially bigger issues if the workload of the U.S. Department of Education grows.

February 21, 2013

Arne Duncan On NCLB Waivers, Sequestration, Common Core

The U.S. Secretary of Education continues to send strong signals that he may grant tailored, district-level NCLB waivers in states that have not already won this flexibility.

January 29, 2013

School Board Members to Arne Duncan: Back Off

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan didn't cede much ground to school board members, who complained about federal overreach.

January 15, 2013

Arne Duncan Eyes NCLB Waiver for Handful of Calif. Districts

The U.S. Department of Education is giving serious consideration to offering a district-level NCLB waiver to just a few districts in California.

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