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July 06, 2015

Washington State To Spend More On Early Learning Than It Ever Has

After much back and forth, Washington state legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee agreed to spend $158 million on early education in the state's 2015-17 biennium.

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?

May 05, 2015

Turning Around Schools Isn't Easy, Even With Federal Money, Report Finds

District and state officials who participated in Race to the Top and the School Improvement Grants said they had a turnaround knowledge gap.

April 13, 2015

Evaluating Race to the Top As It Nears the Finish Line

Districts expect that financial considerations will be the biggest hurdle in sustaining Race to the Top reforms.

April 10, 2015

Lincoln Chafee, Ex-R.I. Governor, Senator, Eyes Democratic Run for President

Chafee has been supportive of the Obama administration's education agenda; as governor, he oversaw the rollout of the state's $75 million Race to the Top grant and a $50 million early-learning grant.

April 07, 2015

Education Department Report Calls for Congressional Action on Preschool

Only 41 percent of the nation's 4.1 million 4-year-olds are enrolled in publicly funded preschool, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

March 30, 2015

Hawaii's Deputy Superintendent Headed to U.S. Department of Education

Say "Aloha" to the U.S. Department of Education's new deputy assistant secretary for policy and programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Ronn Nozoe, who is currently Hawaii's deputy superintendent.

March 26, 2015

Districts Racing to Personalize Learning

The Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) program is contributing to the changes made by districts to personalize learning and blend learning environments. In many cases, it's working. And, new roles are emerging for teacher leaders as a result.

February 26, 2015

Federal Judge Rules Gov. Jindal's Common-Core Lawsuit Can Proceed

U.S. District Court Judge Shelly D. Dick ruled that Jindal proved to the court's satisfaction that he had a right to sue the federal government over the common core.

February 09, 2015

Arne Duncan Makes Push to Continue i3 Program in NCLB Rewrite

The U.S. Secretary of Education wants to preserve Investing in Innovation, an Obama administration competitive-grant program that would be scrapped under Republican legislation to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act.

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