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July 29, 2014

Race to the Top Is Five Years Old, But Did It Actually Improve Student Achievement?

At the time Race the Top was first rolled out, some researchers noted that many of the policies it favored, especially boosting charter and evaluating teachers based on test scores, didn't have a strong scientific base to back them up.

July 21, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Effort Expands to Urban Districts

Sixty big-city school systems pledge to focus on strategies proven to improve outcomes for African-American and Latino boys.

July 15, 2014

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions

The two national teachers' unions played some serious politics during their recent annual conferences, including calling for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

July 09, 2014

Workforce Training Bill Slated for House Passage

The House is set to pass the bipartisan workforce development bill Wednesday afternoon by a wide margin. The measure would provide greater access to job training for students entering the workforce with special needs.

July 08, 2014

President Obama Asks Teachers for Help With Ed. Policy. What Did They Tell Him?

What if you got a chance to tell Obama and Duncan where you think the nation is going wrong, and right, when it comes to K-12 policy?

June 13, 2014

Daunting Challenges in Obama's Bid to Reform Indian Education

Budget constraints and profound mistrust among tribal communities for the federal government are some of the obstacles to overhauling the Bureau of Indian Education.

June 13, 2014

Obama Pledges Reform, New Investments in Federal Indian Education

According to the White House, the president will call for an overhaul of the Bureau of Indian Education which is responsible for 48,000 students in 187 schools located on and off reservations.

June 09, 2014

Alexander Slams Student Loan Proposals, Urges ESEA Fix Instead

Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.

June 04, 2014

Ed. Dept. May Lack Tools to Evaluate Promise Neighborhoods, GAO Says

The U.S. Department of Education may lack tools to evaluate an Obama administration competitive-grant program aimed at distressed communities, the investigative arm of Congress finds.

May 19, 2014

Julian Castro, Noted for Early Ed. Push, Reportedly Picked for Obama Cabinet Post

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been reportedly tapped by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.

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