November 2012 Archives

Justin Hamilton, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Education, is leaving the agency, the latest in a series of departures from the communications shop.

High school completion still must be a significant part of accountability systems under No Child Left Behind Act waivers, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan emphasizes.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a speech that he thinks teacher preparation is broken and that the best educators need to be teaching the highest-need children.

The state-by-state data show graduation rates that range from 59 percent in the District of Columbia to 88 percent in Iowa.

The last day for Peter Cunningham, trusted adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, is Nov. 30.

Two-thirds of schools that tapped into a new infusion of School Improvement Grant cash made first-year math and reading gains, but a third saw achievement drop.

Federal incentives to prod state and local action, principal preparation, and a focus on NCLB waivers top Education Secretary Arne Duncan's to-do list.

In his first post-election news conference, President Barack Obama offered hope for school districts on the fiscal-cliff front, without promising to veto any deal that cuts K-12.

The applications for the latest $400 million in Race to the Top competition prize money came from districts in 42 states plus the District of Columbia.

How sequestration, tax-cut expirations, and the perfect fiscal storm threatening to engulf the federal government will affect K-12 funding.

President Obama is back, and so is a still divided Congress. Here's five election postmortems you should check out.

Implementation of waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act will dominate much of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's second term.

The U.S. Department of Education did not pick any winners in the largest, $25 million "scale up" category.

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the House education committee chairman, aim to mark up a bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act next year, and sees room for bipartisanship on charters.

In President Obama's second term, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will oversee implementing NCLB waivers, among other big-ticket programs.

President Barack Obama, who racked up a long list of edu-accomplishments during his first term, including steering more than $100 billion to education through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and using competitive grants to spur changes to K-12 policy, has been re-elected, according to the Associated Press. Way more here. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who has won big praise from Democrats who favor education redesign and even some Republicans, has said he wants to stick around. Obama in the White House and a divided Congress has meant two years of gridlock on education policy and spending, including the ...

Over the past two years, the split partisan control has meant a lot of sniping and not much action on big issues, including the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Tonight, your Politics K-12 team will be up late, late, watching edu-election returns.

Five schools in Colorado that got millions from the federal School Improvement Grant may lose those dollars after failing to move the needle on student achievement, even after two years of big financial support.

California and its districts have run into more than their share of trouble when trying to win—and keep—federal education grants.

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