ED needs to do a better job of making sure that the performance of contractors hired through the School Improvement Grant program is reviewed, and of making sure states have the information they need to make grant renewal decisions.
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April 11, 2012
March 28, 2012
The clash between the Obama administration's support for Race to the Top and other grant programs, and folks in Congress who want bigger investments in funding for special education and disadvantaged students, is not going away anytime soon.
March 26, 2012
State education chiefs told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan they oppose the idea of federal officials bypassing states and working directly with districts on No Child Left Behind Act flexibility.
March 26, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education will use $550 million to run two Race to the Top competitions, but important details are still to be worked out.
March 19, 2012
The department has begun crunching data for about 700 of the roughly 850 schools that entered the program back in the 2010-11 school year.
February 15, 2012
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to pump up the administration's proposal for a brand new $5 billion competitive grant program to get states and districts to work with teachers, unions, education schools and others to totally retool the teaching profession.
February 10, 2012
A majority of urban districts think SIG will make a difference in the long-run for schools that are struggling the most, according to a report released today by the Council of the Great City Schools, an organization in Washington which represents 65 of the nation's largest school districts.
February 02, 2012
Charter school advocates are worried about a notice of proposed rulemaking that they say could force states to ban charter school teachers from taking part in state retirement plans.
January 23, 2012
Deborah Delisle, who served as Ohio's superintendent of public instruction when the state won a Race to the Top grant, is being nominated by President Obama to serve as the assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education.
January 20, 2012
By a 2-1 margin, Hawaii's teachers rejected a contract that would have created a new teacher evaluation system in line with the state's Race to the Top promises, further jeopardizing the state's $75 million award.