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March 25, 2015

Education Department Pledges to Prioritize Needs of Language-Learners

The goal is to "look at English learners as a national asset and investment in contrast to thinking of English learners as a problem or challenge coming to our school districts," said Libia Gil, the head of the department's office of English-language acquisition.

March 16, 2015

Graduation Gap Between White, Minority Students is Narrowing, But Persistent

Graduation rates for black students in the 2012-13 school year was 70.7 percent and for Hispanic students was 75.2 percent, but white and Asian/Pacific Islander students still out-performed both other groups.

March 04, 2015

Stand-Off Over Spending Levels for Federal Education Programs Begins

Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.

February 12, 2015

National Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High (Again)

The national, four-year graduation rate has ticked up for the second year in a row, growing from 80 percent in the 2011-12 school year, to 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year.

February 10, 2015

'Future Ready' Ed-Tech Summits for District Leaders Set to Begin

The U.S. Department of Education is kicking off a series of "Regional Future Ready Summits" to help school district leaders develop digital learning plans.

December 23, 2014

What You Can Learn, or Not, From the Ed. Dept.'s NCLB Waiver Data

The U.S. Department of Education is putting together data profiles of state NCLB waivers, but there isn't much information on the impact of the flexibility on student achievement.

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.

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