August 2013 Archives

The U.S. Department of Education is expecting states to up the ante on teacher quality if they want another two years of flexibility under No Child Left Behind Act waivers.

Teachers are infusing the lessons of the civil-rights movement into their classrooms as thousands descend on Washington for a celebration that culminates with a speech by President Obama.

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on the education community to advance an equal-opportunity agenda.

The Education Sciences Reform Act, or ESRA for short, could be next on House Republicans to-do list.

Think that leaves a lot of folks in "acting" key roles at the U.S. Department of Education? You're right!

The big news today is President Barack Obama's push to create a new rating system for colleges.

Pennsylvania joins 41 other states, the District of Columbia, and eight California districts in getting a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act.

A new analysis by the American Institutes for Research details the challenges facing Race to the Top district winners trying to personalize learning for every student.

Seventy-five percent of those surveyed by Whiteboard Advisers think the No Child Left Behind Act waiver granted to eight California districts is bad policy.

The U.S Department of Education could pursue financial penalties against states that are not complying with their No Child Left Behind waiver plans.

Numerous data-quality problems exist within information collected by the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal officials are threatening to revoke waivers for three states at the end of the 2013-14 school year over their failure to come up with new teacher-evaluation systems.

StudentsFirst founder and former District of Columbia schools' Chancellor Michelle Rhee will co-host town halls in three cities to engage teachers in "real talk on education reform."

These new rules, which govern more than $2 billion housed in the department's competitive programs, will attempt to infuse evidence into the grantmaking process.

A survey by the American Association of School Administrators finds that across-the-board trigger cuts are affecting classrooms as the 2013-14 school year begins.

As under secretary, Martha Kanter oversaw the implementation of the administration's direct student loan program, and has more recently been involved in push to lower college costs.

Forty states, the District of Columbia, and eight California districts now have waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Will districts immediately pull the plug on tutoring and choice? Will a new oversight panel provide true oversight? These are among new questions raised by the latest federal waiver.

The administration isn't exactly killing itself to get an ESEA bill moving.

The American Federation of Teachers and its Indiana affiliate have filed public records requests in the Hoosier State for emails between Bennett and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education.

A U.S. Department of Education official said that guidance on the renewal of No Child Left Behind Act waivers is expected by the end of August.

In light of a new tests linked to college- and career-ready standards, the U.S. Department of Education wants to rethink how it approves state tests.

Eight districts that educate 1 million students get unprecedented flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act to implement their own accountability system separate from California's.

Budget cuts have led to cutbacks in several tests in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin will split $89 million in additional Race to the Top funding to help improve early-childhood education.

In a 30-minute, wide-ranging interview, the Education Secretary didn't seem worried about any bigger implications from Indiana's grade-changing scandal.

In an interview with Education Week, the U.S. Secretary of Education said he "desperately" hopes the state can find a new chief who will "stay the course."

Reaction to the looming resignation of Florida's schools chief in the wake of a grade-changing scandal ranges from "freakin tragedy" to "this whole story is terrible."

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