The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act largely helped save or create education jobs in the wake of the recession, the Center on Education Policy concludes, while boosting education-redesign efforts in a number of states.
The Education Department is set to name seven more waiver recipients, the assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, tells members of the American Association of School Administrators.
House Republicans are seeking to ax Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and the School Improvement Grants while providing a boost for special education.
States with waivers to certain provisions of federal accountability will still have to report data based on those parts of the law.
Advocates for education have a new, big posse to help fight those automatic spending cuts known as "sequestration" which are set to hit almost every federal program on January 2 unless Congress comes up with some sort of big, sweeping deal to stop them.
The Center on Education Policy takes a deep look at the challenges facing those participating in the federal School Improvement Grant Program.
School district administrators and the National Education Association raise dire warnings about across-the-board federal education spending cuts set for early January if Congress doesn't head them off.
State Superintendent John D. Barge doesn't think the teacher effectiveness plan as currently written, is workable.
The two approvals bring the total of approved states to 26, meaning that more than half the states are no longer subject to the accountability system at the heart of the much-maligned NCLB law.
Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, and West Virginia can join Iowa in hitting the pause button on their AMOs for the coming school year while they work on their waiver plans.