Beverly Perdue will emphasize college completion and career readiness as chair of SREB.

Seventeen states still await final approval for their share of $3.5 billion in federal school improvement funds.

Illinois education leaders set to vote on deep cuts to pre-K-12 programs.

Nineteen states await final approval for hundreds of millions of federal dollars targeted for school improvement efforts

Deborah Gist helps deliver a new statewide funding formula for public schools

Temporary schools chief has already said he will run to win a full, four-year term

Shawnee High School launches its turnaround plans under the federal School Improvement Grants program.

From guest blogger Alyson Klein: Alabama's Joe Morton isn't the only state chief looking ahead to the impact the BP oil spill may have on schools. Tom Burnham, the state superintendent of education in Mississippi, told me that he has already met with local superintendents in the Gulf Coast area and told them to carefully document any of their actions in response to the spill. Like Morton, Burnham is worried about a decline in state revenue, which could mean less funding for education. The oil hasn't made it to Mississippi's beaches yet, but it seems fewer folks are visiting the ...

The education secretary urged a select group of legislators from around the country to lobby hard for the administration's priorities and for the $23 billion education jobs package.

A New Jersey appeals court panel rules in favor of Gov. Chris Christie in the battle over his proposed funding cuts.


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