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December 17, 2014

Principals Hope Spending Bill Will Lead to More Funds for School Leader Training

The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.

November 18, 2014

Succeeding Through International Education and Engagement

This week is International Education Week and we want to honor it by taking a look at what is happening nationally.

October 27, 2014

Federal Preschool Grant Program Gets Applications From 35 States, Puerto Rico

The Preschool Development Grants will give winning states the opportunity to bolster their current preschool programs, or help new programs get off the ground.

October 15, 2014

National Teacher-Leadership Initiative Improves, But Can It Endure?

The Commit to Lead site has certainly improved in some aspects since it launched in August.

October 08, 2014

Feds Give $40M to Help High-Performing Charter Schools Expand

The federal government is awarding nearly $40 million to charter schools in 12 states with the aim of helping high-performing charter operators expand.

October 06, 2014

Education Department Opens Brand-New Office of State Support

There are a lot of moving boxes at the U.S. Department of Education, which just opened its new Office of State Support.

October 06, 2014

Where Do We Stand on NCLB? A Progress Report for Congress

The administration last week released an NCLB snap shot of sorts, looking at where states were during the 2011-12 school year.

August 22, 2014

Michigan, Ohio Have Their NCLB Waivers Extended

Michigan and Ohio will get to keep their NCLB waivers for another year, joining a growing group of states granted an extension while making changes to teacher evaluations.

August 01, 2014

White House Symposium Addresses Family-Engagement Practices Nationwide

The event, which drew representatives from the research and philanthropic communities, focused on family-engagement methods intended to involve parents in their children's education far beyond the annual parent-teacher conference.

July 23, 2014

Mentoring for College-Bound Students to Gain Support Under Pilot Program

Mentoring programs that pair college students with high schoolers are among the strategies the Education Department would like to pilot under a new initiative.

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