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July 27, 2015

Still Work to Be Done After 25 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which was signed by President Gerald Ford in November 1975.

July 27, 2015

Five Things on Arne Duncan's Summer To-Do List

Duncan and Company are burning the mid-night oil over :

July 08, 2015

Ann Whalen Returns to Education Department as Senior Adviser

Less than a year after leaving the U.S. Department of Education, one of Secretary Arne Duncan's former key staffers is returning as a senior adviser.

July 01, 2015

How Do States Plan to Make Sure the Poorest Schools Get Good Teachers?

The big question is whether the plans submitted to the Education Department will actually make a difference when it comes to the equitable distribution of teachers.

June 23, 2015

Seven States Plus D.C. Approved for NCLB Waiver Renewals

Eight waiver recipients—Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Missouri, Kansas, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia—can hang onto their flexibility from No Child Left Behind Act provisions.

June 19, 2015

Obama's Competitive Grants Are Waning. Can Districts Keep the Work Going?

Now that the Obama administration's competitive grant programs are on the wane, can districts sustain the work funded through those efforts?

June 15, 2015

Education Department to Congress: We Need to Hire More Employees

The Education Department's budget pitch for the next fiscal year includes a request for more money for departmental management, in light of fewer full-time employees and a growing workload.

June 11, 2015

Ed. Dept. Announces New Grant for Social and Emotional Learning

The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.

June 10, 2015

What Can We Learn From the Investing in Innovation Program Five Years Out?

The Investing in Innovation program will have been worthwhile, even if some of the grantees haven't yielded the results they were initially hoping for, a top official at the Department said.

June 09, 2015

Oregon Opt-Out Bill Could Lead to Loss of Federal Dollars, Ed. Dept. Warns

The state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that would inform parents twice a year of their right to exempt children from standardized tests.

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