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October 08, 2014

Feds Seek More User-Friendly K-12 Environment for States With New Office

The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

October 07, 2014

Ed. Dept. Churn Brings New Faces to Key Initiatives

Many of the folks originally in charge of major initiatives, including Race to the Top, NCLB waivers, and School Improvement Grants, have left the building.

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.

October 01, 2014

U.S. Deputy Ed. Secretary Jim Shelton to Step Down

Jim Shelton, No. 2 at the Education Department, prepares to step down from his post.

October 01, 2014

Arne Duncan Doles Out Grants to Help Train Turnaround Leaders

The U.S. Department of Education is giving twelve districts, states, organizations, or post-secondary institutions $20 million total to develop turnaround leaders.

October 01, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Officials: Districts Must Ensure Equal Access to Resources

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that the office for civil rights will investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.

October 01, 2014

Arne Duncan: Schools Must Give Poor and Minority Students Equal Access to Resources

Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that OCR can investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.

September 30, 2014

Lots of Enthusiasm, But No Federal Dollars for 'My Brother's Keeper'

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

September 29, 2014

Which High School Reform Strategies Actually Work?

The U.S. Department of Education is hoping to survey 2,000 high schools to find out what works and what doesn't.

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