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July 23, 2009

Race to the Top Application Details: Coming Soon?

The word on the street (and by street, I mean twitter) is that the Race to the Top application process is going to be announced as soon as tomorrow. (The folks at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a think-tank in Washington, are saying it outright.) The $4.35 billion Race to the Top program, which w...

July 22, 2009

History Lessons Offer Caution on Stimulus Spending

The Education Department's Office of Inspector General looked for patterns in its investigations since 2002 and found pervasive problems with spending federal money.

July 16, 2009

Ed. Dept. to Arizona on Stimulus: Not So Fast

A fraud alert triggered by Arizona prompted federal education officials to start asking questions about how the state planned to spend its stimulus money.

July 10, 2009

GAO: Most Districts Not Spending Stimulus on Reform

Deficits, pressure to spend quickly, and murky guidance have led states and school districts to use stimulus money to save jobs and bolster existing programs, a Government Accountability Office Report says.

July 07, 2009

Draft Guidance on Title I Waivers Is Out

By guest blogger Erik Robelen: Better read this fast and start commenting. The Education Department this afternoon released draft guidance offering more details on the waivers states and districts may seek from Title I requirements as they spend the $10 billion made available under the economic-sti...

July 02, 2009

Early Look at Duncan's NEA Speech

The Education Secretary took on some of the prized benefits of being a teacher: tenure, the salary schedule, and union protection.

July 01, 2009

States Get $2.7 Billion in Early Stimulus Aid

This chunk of the stabilization fund is meant to help out states as they face increasing budget pressures.

June 29, 2009

Eight States Procrastinate as Stimulus Deadline Nears

Texas and Wyoming are among the eight states that still haven't submitted their stabilization fund applications.

June 26, 2009

Stim 2: The Stimulus Strikes Back?

Another stimulus package could very possibly be Coming Soon to a Congress Near You, at least if Warren Buffett has his way.

June 24, 2009

How Can Duncan Compete With Gov. Sanford's Argentinian Tango?

In a head-to-head match-up, Arne Duncan's student-aid announcement loses to the South Carolina governor's announcement of his South American escapade.

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