February 2013 Archives

Will the perception that Duncan and the White House are inflating the job loss estimates hurt their push to ensure that pending education cuts are part of sequestration debate?

School resource officers, more guidance counselors, and training for teachers can help head off tragedies like the Sandy Hook shootings, witnesses told a congressional panel.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said sequestration will give him no choice but to cut money for disadvantaged and special education students.

Now that sequestration, that looming, scary, Inside-the-Beltway possibility, is finally upon us, what does that mean for states and school districts?

Education funding took center stage at a roundtable for superintendents, school board members and others that Rep. John Kline held back in his suburban Minnesota district.

The $15 million effort aims to place close to 2,000 volunteers in schools over the next three years.

Auditors found minor problems with oversight of Investing in Innovation grants, but potentially bigger issues if the workload of the U.S. Department of Education grows.

The White House releases state-by-state estimates of how many teachers could lose their jobs, if automatic spending cuts go through this week.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the top Republican on the Senate education committee, is not pleased with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's talk about giving district-level waivers.

The U.S. Secretary of Education continues to send strong signals that he may grant tailored, district-level NCLB waivers in states that have not already won this flexibility.

A commission created by Congress is calling for states, with federal support, to revamp their school funding systems and teacher pipelines to direct more resources to the most at-risk students.

The Obama administration gives some details on its push to expand full-day kindergarten, bolster home-visiting services, and work with states to offer universal pre-K.

The U.S. Department of Education is examining the implications of a tutoring scandal in Florida, uncovered by the Tampa Bay Times, involving Title I funds.

President Barack Obama seeks to expand preschool to all 4-year-olds from moderate- and low-income families, and launch a Race to the Top-style contest for high schools.

Early-childhood education and college access may be among the themes to come up in tonight's State of the Union Address, along with immigration and gun control.

The new Netflix series "House of Cards" features a ruthless congressman as he spearheads the renewal of a fantasy Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The U.S. Department of Education removes part of Hawaii's Race to the Top grant from high-risk status.

Advocates are pushing Congress to head off a series of automatic, across-the-board trigger cuts set to hit just about every federal agency on March 1.

How states will be held accountable for their No Child Left Behind waiver is one of the key questions going forward.

Lawmakers on the Senate education committee questioned whether the U.S. Department of Education's waivers are working for states and students in lieu of a still-stalled NCLB reauthorization.

A new report identifies four big issues with the No Child Left Behind waivers.

President Barack Obama is pushing tax changes and spending cuts aimed at buying time so federal lawmakers can strike a deal and avoid onerous, across-the-board reductions.

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., gave rhetorical support to charter schools and vouchers in a speech outlining Republicans' to-do list in Congress.

In a letter to congressional leaders, 10 state and local government groups grew more critical of the Obama administration's waivers granted under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Franken's bill, put forth last week, would call for a $200 million, comprehensive competitive grant program.

At an event in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stood with a group of mayors and college presidents who are pushing, in some capacity, for gun control measures.

Education Week's new e-book looks at what's ahead for education policy.

House GOP lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking tough questions about the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan singled out three states for poor performance during the second year of Race to the Top implementation.

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