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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

June 18, 2012

Deal Discussed on D.C. Voucher Program

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

Hundreds of Comments Pour in on Race to the Top for Districts Plan

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

Duncan Meets With, Takes Suggestions From LGBT Students

"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

Eight More States Get ESEA Waivers

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

Campaign Flashback: Romney Praised Obama on Choice, Merit Pay

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

Obama Campaign Responds to Speech By Attacking Romney's Record

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.

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