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November 09, 2011

Ed. Dept. Investigating Penn State Sex Allegations

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

To Help Boost Economy, Obama Moves to Ease Student Debt Burden

The president will speed up a plan to cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of discretionary income as of 2012.

September 21, 2011

Bullying Remains Federal Priority; More Research Needed

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

Alexander, GOP Senators Introduce Own ESEA Bills

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

Race to Top Runners-Up: Favorites and Underdogs

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.

August 31, 2011

Chiefs for Change Worried About Race to Top Delays

In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the 10-member group Chiefs for Change say the Race to the Top winners must be held accountability for fully implementing their plans.

August 24, 2011

Highlights from Arne Duncan's Twitter Town Hall

We learned from Arne Duncan's first Twitter town hall that 10 days of testing is too much, merit pay for teachers should be voluntary, and that the U.S. Secretary of Education is a Twitter "novice."

August 23, 2011

Newest Race to the Top Stresses Early Ed. Rating Systems

States seeking some of the $500 million in new Race to the Top money have until Oct. 19 to say how they will improve early education programs through new standards, assessments, and rating systems.

August 23, 2011

Steven Brill: The Ed. Dept.'s Race to the Top Missteps

In this Q-and-A with author Steven Brill, he questions whether Hawaii and New York deserved their Race to the Top awards.

August 15, 2011

Ed. Dept. Allows Montana to Rewrite Its NCLB History

Montana gets to reset its proficiency targets so more schools make adequate yearly progress this year, under a deal reached with the U.S. Department of Education.

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