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April 13, 2015

Evaluating Race to the Top As It Nears the Finish Line

Districts expect that financial considerations will be the biggest hurdle in sustaining Race to the Top reforms.

April 08, 2015

Are States Opting for Turnaround Partners With a Track Record of Success?

So far, states haven't shown a ton of interest in trying out a new School Improvement Grant model that relies heavily on evidence.

March 30, 2015

Hawaii's Deputy Superintendent Headed to U.S. Department of Education

Say "Aloha" to the U.S. Department of Education's new deputy assistant secretary for policy and programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Ronn Nozoe, who is currently Hawaii's deputy superintendent.

March 30, 2015

Investing in Innovation 'Development' Grant Competition Kicks Off

Development grants are the smallest of the Education Department's three i3 categories and are aimed at promising ideas, as opposed to programs with a lot of backup research.

March 16, 2015

Graduation Gap Between White, Minority Students is Narrowing, But Persistent

Graduation rates for black students in the 2012-13 school year was 70.7 percent and for Hispanic students was 75.2 percent, but white and Asian/Pacific Islander students still out-performed both other groups.

March 16, 2015

Education Department Proposes High School Redesign Twist for 'i3' Program

Prospective grantees would be urged to pitch projects designed to increase the number and percentage of students who graduate from high school ready for postsecondary education and the workforce.

March 16, 2015

NCLB Waiver Analyst Anne Hyslop Headed to Education Department

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development is getting ready to "waive" hello to a new hire, from Bellwether Education Associates.

March 11, 2015

Senior ED Adviser King on NCLB, Race to Top, and Coming In As Things Wind Down

What are John King's plans and priorities as the Obama administration draws to a close?

March 02, 2015

Robert Gordon Leaves as Ed. Dept. Advisor; Amy McIntosh Steps Up

Amy McIntosh, who is currently the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, will help fill his role.

February 12, 2015

National Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High (Again)

The national, four-year graduation rate has ticked up for the second year in a row, growing from 80 percent in the 2011-12 school year, to 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year.

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