The Obama administration's plan for revamping the School Improvement Grant program doesn't give states and districts enough flexibility in coming up with ways to turn around low-performing schools, advocates say.
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October 09, 2014
September 30, 2014
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.
August 13, 2014
The $250 million Preschool Development program represents a relatively modest down payment on the Obama administration's much broader, $75 billion early childhood proposal.
July 29, 2014
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.
June 23, 2014
Want to know what areas the Education Department will be paying special attention to when it doles out increasingly scarce federal grant money?
June 18, 2014
Today the White House is hosting its first Maker Faire to showcase the efforts of children and adults who build, invent, tinker, engineer, craft, and create.
June 13, 2014
The Obama administration will today announce the creation of a "hub" to connect tech companies with schools as part of the "ConnectED" plan, and also launch a new effort to connect more Indian schools with high-speed Internet.
June 10, 2014
The Obama administration's proposal for a new iteration of the Race to the Top program aimed at bolstering educational equity, was rejected by Senate Democrats on a spending subcommittee Tuesday.
May 27, 2014
More than 100 students came to Washington to present their award-winning science projects at the fourth White House Science Fair. During the event, President Obama announced some new STEM education initiatives.
May 27, 2014
The potential sale of 20 million student records by ConnectEDU, an ed-tech company that filed for bankruptcy in April, draws action from the Federal Trade Commission.