The nine winners of the Race to the Top early learning contest are surely rejoicing at their good fortune. But three states may be especially bummed out about the results.
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December 16, 2011
December 15, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's warning about the proportion of schools that would "fail" under NCLB this year if Congress didn't rewrite the law was 34 percentage points too high, says a new Center on Education Policy report.
November 30, 2011
Nearly half of all high-poverty schools, including schools that get Title I money, fell at least 10 percent short on state and local aid compared with the average school in their district, a study of 13,000 districts found.
November 18, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hasn't been following the GOP presidential debates because he has "a real job to do," according to an interview set to air on Bloomberg EDU, a radio program to be broadcast tonight at 10 p.m.
November 15, 2011
Four Race to the Top states—Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, and Tennessee—are among the 11 trying to win the first waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.
November 09, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education will investigate whether Penn State violated the Clery Act for failing to report sex allegations made against an assistant football coach under the Joe Paterno.
October 25, 2011
The president will speed up a plan to cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of discretionary income as of 2012.
September 21, 2011
A second national conference on bullying was yet another reminder of the current administration's emphasis on combating what is seen as a growing problem.
September 14, 2011
Sen. Lamar Alexander and three colleagues announced a series of bills aimed at renewing pieces of No Child Left Behind, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
September 12, 2011
To qualify for $200 million in new Race to the Top grants, the nine runners-up from last year's state competition will have to maintain the same reform conditions that made them finalists in the first place.