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.
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July 03, 2012
July 02, 2012
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
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
June 18, 2012
The Obama administration had proposed cutting off funding for a District of Columbia voucher program in fiscal 2013, a move that angered conservatives.
June 08, 2012
Everyone from groups representing governors, state and local school officials, and think tanks to individual citizens are commenting on the U.S. Department of Education's draft rules for the Race to the Top for districts.
June 01, 2012
"Lots of these kids have had pretty good experiences," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. "That's heartwarming," and not something he would have expected as little as five years ago. "Things are going the right way."
May 29, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education today granted waivers to eight of the 26 states (plus the District of Columbia) that applied in February for wiggle room under the No Child Left Behind Act. The second-round waiver states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Oh...
May 24, 2012
Presumptive nominee Mitt Romney has said Obama did a good job with choice and merit-pay, and his surrogate, Gov. Jeb Bush has given Obama high praise for standing up to unions.
May 23, 2012
The Obama campaign sought to tout the president's accomplishments on K-12, and throw cold water on Romney's record in Massachusetts and his ideas for revamping K-12.
May 17, 2012
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said today he doesn't get why Florida passed a law requiring districts to continue offering free tutoring to students in struggling schools, prompting an angry response from the state.