School districts and states are bracing for the possibility of the biggest cut in federal education aid in recent history.
December 2012 Archives
A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.
NCLB waivers, the presidential election, and the Race to the Top competition were big stories this year.
Key federal K-12 programs are likely to be cut by 8.2 percent at the beginning of the new year, although most school districts won't feel the pain until next September.
The denial of the waiver request means the most populous state in the country, with the biggest congressional delegation, will be stuck with the No Child Left Behind as it is.
Putting armed security personnel in schools is the "only proven" way to protect students from would-be killers, says Wayne R. LaPierre, the National Rifle Association's CEO.
In his first public appearance since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on the nation to tighten gun control laws, improve access to mental health, and curb the glorification of violence in movies and video games.
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who had a shot at the job, will stay on as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
Trying to keep up with all the confusing back-and-forth about the fiscal cliff and how it relates to federal education programs? Here's your watchword as you read about various proposals: spending.
In the Race to the Top district contest, a single point separated the winners from the losers—showing the power of a single peer reviewer.
The group will present its recommendations on gun violence, mental health issues, and other policies in time for the president's January State of the Union speech.
The 16 winners must now work with the U.S. Department of Education to write detailed plans that will turn their ideas into reality.
The four models already offered under the program call for bold action at troubled schools, which is what's needed, said a top department official.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that, collectively, the 20 Investing in Innovation winners secured $16 million from private donors.
The Investing in Innovation grant program—one of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's marquee initiatives—would get a makeover under a proposed set of new priorities released Friday.
Among 22 mid-size federal agencies, the Education Department ranked 18th in job satisfaction in 2012, according to a new survey.
Three charter school districts are among the winners of the $400 million Race to the Top district contest.
Districts that get federal impact aid have been preparing for the prospect of automatic budget cuts for months, but the cuts would still hurt.
Organizations around Washington are taking different tacks in trying to persuade lawmakers to spare K-12 from a possible 8.2 percent across-the-board cut come January.
Questions persist in the Education Department's $400 million district Race to the Top contest, including how Education Secretary Arne Duncan will ultimately pick the winners.
If lawmakers don't act to head off a series of automatic spending cuts, states and districts around the country will feel a squeeze—but some may be more heavily impacted than others.