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July 01, 2015

How Do States Plan to Make Sure the Poorest Schools Get Good Teachers?

The big question is whether the plans submitted to the Education Department will actually make a difference when it comes to the equitable distribution of teachers.

June 29, 2015

Education Department Pitches 'Family Rights' at PTA Convention

Free, quality preschool, challenging standards, and an affordable college degree are key elements of the U.S. Department of Education's "Set of Family Rights".

June 26, 2015

Arne Duncan Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling: #LoveWins

So the big news of the day wasn't education related, but the U.S. Department of Education is celebrating all the same, at least on social media.

June 23, 2015

Seven States Plus D.C. Approved for NCLB Waiver Renewals

Eight waiver recipients—Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Missouri, Kansas, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia—can hang onto their flexibility from No Child Left Behind Act provisions.

June 19, 2015

Obama's Competitive Grants Are Waning. Can Districts Keep the Work Going?

Now that the Obama administration's competitive grant programs are on the wane, can districts sustain the work funded through those efforts?

June 15, 2015

K-12 Funding Compromise Approved by Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton in Special Session

The final budget allocates a $525 million increase for public schools, compared to the $400 million increase legislators sent the governor in a budget he vetoed in May.

June 15, 2015

Education Department to Congress: We Need to Hire More Employees

The Education Department's budget pitch for the next fiscal year includes a request for more money for departmental management, in light of fewer full-time employees and a growing workload.

June 11, 2015

Ed. Dept. Announces New Grant for Social and Emotional Learning

The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.

June 08, 2015

Some NCLB Waiver States Worry Accountability 'Pause' Comes With Strings

The flexibility under the NCLB law comes with an asterisk: States will still need to set student achievement targets, known as "AMOs," for the 2014-15 school year.

June 04, 2015

The Next i3 "Scale-Up" and "Validation" Competitions Start Now

Applicants for both grants can focus on teacher quality, implementing high standards, and high school redesign.

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