U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that it was "mythology" to say that the U.S. had truly "fallen behind."
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December 09, 2013
December 05, 2013
School districts won't have to report new data on school discipline and bullying until 2015-16.
December 04, 2013
Mississippi and Nevada now have until the 2016-17 school year to get their teacher evaluation systems fully up and running.
December 03, 2013
Amy McIntosh, who has been working on teacher and leader effectiveness in New York state, will be joining the U.S. Department of Education's office of planning, evaluation, and policy development.
November 25, 2013
The data left out a lot of things that could prove pivotal when trying to make claims about the efficacy of the program.
November 08, 2013
For the second year, the U.S. Department of Education decided not to award any large "scale-up" grants for the Investing in Innovation contest.
November 01, 2013
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October 25, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education wants to know what you think about a new proposal to give applicants a leg-up in competitive-grant programs, if their proposals fit with the goals of the administration's interdepartmental "Promise Zone" initiative,
October 25, 2013
Dorie Turner Nolt takes the reins at the federal Education Department's press office. Meanwhile, John White, who oversaw outreach to rural districts and schools, moves on.
October 23, 2013
In the midst of all the fiscal drama this year, Impact Aid districts finally got some good news: A chunk of they're owed this year will arrive early.