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August 26, 2012

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's time to start speculating about who could be Mitt Romney's education secretary if he is elected.

August 22, 2012

Fact Checking Obama's Class-Size Ad

The Obama campaign has released an ad warning that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would usher in big cuts to K-12 spending.

August 18, 2012

Obama: Ryan Budget 'Wrong' Direction for K-12 Funding

Less than a week after presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address to warn the nation of the potentially dire impact of Ryan's budget on K-12 funding.

August 08, 2012

Alexa Posny Exits Education Department

Who else will be putting in their resignation this fall?

August 01, 2012

Former Ed Department Spokeswoman Heads to Chicago

Sandra Abrevaya, former U.S. Department of Education press secretary, is leaving Washington this month to take a different type of gig in the education world: She's becoming the very first executive director of the Chicago office of Urban Alliance.

July 25, 2012

Lawmakers Explore Impact of Automatic Cuts on Education

A set of sweeping, across-the-board trigger cuts set to go into effect in January would be "devastating" to education programs, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Democratic lawmakers said at a hearing today.

July 17, 2012

Seven More NCLB Waivers Due Friday, Top Ed. Dept. Official Says

The Education Department is set to name seven more waiver recipients, the assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, tells members of the American Association of School Administrators.

July 03, 2012

Ed. Dept. Pauses NCLB Clock For Some States

Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, and West Virginia can join Iowa in hitting the pause button on their AMOs for the coming school year while they work on their waiver plans.

July 02, 2012

More Than 100 Organizations Invited to Apply for Smallest i3 Grants

This is the first time the department has done a "pre-application" for the "development" grants, the smallest, but most sought after the i3 grants.

June 19, 2012

Duncan: Administration's Position Hasn't Changed on D.C. Vouchers

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issues a statement reiterating that Obama administration has not changed its position on the D.C. voucher program, and does not supporting expanding it. A day earlier, House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, said a deal had been reached with the administration to do that. there is no day after House Speaker John Boehner a

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