The U.S. Department of Education is refusing to disclose the top-scoring but unfunded Investing in Innovation scale-up application, which scored 77.83, because the score was not "approximately 80."
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November 11, 2013
November 08, 2013
The board that oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress is refusing to disclose its media policy on who does, and does not, get early access to test data.
August 29, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education will base part of its decision to renew a state's waiver on data analyses that it has not committed to making public.
April 09, 2013
Guest post by Nirvi Shah So which of the Head Start providers on a watch list by the federal government didn't make the cut during the first attempt at accountability for the decades-old pre-K program? It's hard to say. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services won't, either. Last week...
August 20, 2012
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is not disclosing basic details about the competition in which Head Start providers are having to reapply for their funds.
August 06, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is reducing its backlog of public-information requests, but it still takes the agency more than a month on average to fulfill even the simplest requests.
January 09, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is refusing to make public formal feedback letters it sent to the 11 states seeking waivers under No Child Left Behind.
November 17, 2011
The field of 21 judges who will help decide which states get a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act is dominated by education policy experts with deep experience working for state departments of education.
July 10, 2009
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.
June 09, 2009
The Education Department gets a "most improved" from Politics K-12 for finally putting the initial applications for state fiscal stabilization funding online—and living up to the transparency standards President Obama has set for spending stimulus money. I've been making the case for this for we...