The longtime Democratic mayor of Chicago says the Race to the Top competition should have rewarded Illinois and his city for their work improving schools.
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September 16, 2010
September 14, 2010
The president's back-to-school speech in Philadelphia makes no mention of the controversy surrounding last year's address to students.
May 06, 2010
Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst, the former director of the Institute of Education Sciences, argues in this Education Week commentary that the Obama administration's signature education policy program, the $4 billion Race to the Top competition, was not authorized by Congress. As a reporter who covere...
April 14, 2010
So now that the first round of winners have been announced, powerful members of Congress are starting to question the scoring system for the Race to the Top program. During a hearing of today of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees education spending, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., wen...
April 14, 2010
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today officially called on Congress to pass a second round of funding to help states thwart layoffs and programmatic cuts. This is a big deal because, up to now, the administration hadn't officially asked for more education jobs money, even though the House passe...
March 03, 2010
Sing along if you know the words: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sketched out his proposal for revising the Elementary and Secondary Act today before the House Education and Labor Committee. Not only were there no new specifics, there were very few new phrases from the secretary. On inc...
January 29, 2010
In an interview, the education secretary says that Hurricane Katrina allowed for a new, better school system in New Orleans.
December 03, 2009
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will up in the Nutmeg State this week talking about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—and hanging out with Sen. Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, who has a top spot on the Senate education committee. (He actually passed up a chance to become chairm...
November 03, 2009
Race to the Top will be a key focus of tomorrow's speech, which will highlight Wisconsin's upcoming legislative vote to remove the "firewall" between student data and teacher evaluations.
October 23, 2009
John White is moving from press secretary to rural outreach; deputies Sandra Abrevaya and Justin Hamilton will now share the press secretary title.