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June 19, 2014

Fact Check: Can a State Lose Federal Funds for Ditching Common Core?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan never actually told Oklahoma it could lose federal dollars if it withdrew from Common Core State Standards.

June 18, 2014

Teacher Evaluation Changes Could Cost New York a Slice of Its Race to the Top Grant

The Empire State could lose nearly $300 million if the state follows through on a proposal to put off incorporating test scores from common-core-aligned exams in teacher evaluation.

June 18, 2014

Five Items on Arne Duncan's Summer To-Do List

From state assessments and school turnarounds to teacher equity, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and company won't get much time to kick back and work on their tans.

June 17, 2014

Understanding Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Veto of a 'Pro-Common Core' Bill

What did the "pro-common core bill" vetoed by Louisiana's governor really say, and where is the split in GOP governors' positions on the common core?

June 09, 2014

Arne Duncan: Dropping Common Core May Not Cost Oklahoma Federal Funding

Even so, Oklahoma's decision to drop the Common Core State Standards was motivated by politics and not necessarily what's best for students, the U.S. Secretary of Education said.

June 03, 2014

Ed. Dept. Announces New GEAR UP Competition That Will Favor Promise Zones

The U.S. Department of Education is launching a new, $75 million round of funding for GEAR UP, a competition aimed at increasing access to higher education for low-income students.

June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.

June 03, 2014

What Should Federal Involvement Look Like?

What is the appropriate level of federal involvement? What can the Department of Education bring to the table that state and local actors can't? When does federal involvement become problematic?

June 02, 2014

Ed. Dept. Tries to Increase Stability for Foster Students with Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education uses a three-pronged approach to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.

June 02, 2014

Ed. Dept. Issues Guidance on Access to Records of Students in Foster Care

The Education Department ramped up its efforts today to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.

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