October 2012 Archives

Applications for districts in most states are due Friday. Districts in the 13 states declared federal disaster areas because of Hurricane Sandy have until Nov. 7.


President Obama is leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 17 percentage points among likely youth voters.


Newspaper endorsements are rolling in for both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee, with K-12 policy and spending figuring into the equation.


A new deadline for the Race to the Top district competition has yet to be set now that the Oct. 30 deadline has been put off because of the storm.


President Barack Obama has been touting the success of the School Improvement Grant program, but the U.S. Department of Education has yet to release long-promised student achievement data.


A new emphasis on cutting college costs and boosting STEM education could be on the agenda if President Barack Obama wins re-election.


President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tangled over class size, teachers, and education funding during Monday night's foreign-policy debate.


Could education pop up during tonight's foreign policy presidential debate? Maybe. Both President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney have linked international competitiveness to K-12 policy.


Idaho joins 33 other states plus the District of Columbia that have designed their own accountability systems under waivers from No Child Left Behind that have been granted by the U.S. Department of Education.


During their second duel of this campaign, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday night framed the issue of education as an economic one.


Obama and Romney representatives at an American Enterprise Institute debate highlighted the differences between the candidates on key issues.


When setting goals new goals for schools and groups of at-risk students as part of the No Child Left Behind waiver process, what should matter more: proficiency rates six years from now, or the rate of growth?


Phil Handy, an education adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, called the waivers granted under No Child Left Behind "too prescriptive" and said they've led to "unfortunate results."


This is the debate before the debate. Two key education advisers are facing off tonight in a debate at Teachers College, Columbia University, which is being co-sponsored by Education Week. You can watch it online at 7 p.m. by signing up here. In President Barack Obama's corner is Jon Schnur, an education adviser to President Obama who co-founded New Leaders for New Schools and has more recently started America Achieves. Representing Republican challenger Mitt Romney is Phil Handy, the former chairman of the Florida State Board of Education and the higher education co-chair for the campaign. Post-game analysis will ...


Vice President Joe Biden said budget cuts proposed by GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan would kick 200,000 students out of Head Start.


Put budget, vouchers, and community colleges on your vice-presidential debate bingo card.


Third-party candidates are calling for everything from a return to teaching the Bible in public schools to forgiving all student loans.


The Obama campaign is out with a brand new ad attacking Mitt Romney's plan to balance the federal budget in part by cutting the federal subsidy that helps pay for "Sesame Street" and other Public Broadcast Service programs.


A Romney administration would mean cuts to early-childhood education, K-12, and higher ed, says a new pro-Obama ad that's running in six swing states.


In his first debate with President Barack Obama, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he would not slash education aid if elected, while insisting he's the best choice to rein in the deficit.


The Center on Education Policy has two new reports pinpointing trouble spots in implementation of waiver plans under the No Child Left Behind Act.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gives a National Press Club speech touting President Obama's education record and warning of cuts to education programs if Republicans in Congress have their way.


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