Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is calling a special session so that the state can get a slice of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant money. He wants to address the state's data firewall.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outlined some specifics on just how that $650 million in "innovation" money made available under the stimulus will be doled out.

Hungry for more details on the most-watched slice of the stimulus? You're in luck. is holding a webinar tomorrow at 2 p.m. on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and, in particular, the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund grant program. Guests will include Joanne Weiss, Race to the Top director at the U.S. Department of Education, and Susan A. Gendron, Maine’s commissioner of education and board president of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Politics K-12's own Michele McNeil will be moderating. You can preregister and watch it live. And if ...

The chancellor of the D.C. public school system makes ,O magazine's "Power List" as one of Washington's most controversial but effective leaders.

Duncan told a rural town hall that the issue of recruiting and retaining good leaders is not 'unique to rural communities.'

States will get to keep at least $200,000 to help administer Title I and special education programs.

If you were in Minnesota for the Republican convention last year or in D.C, during the inauguration you may have been lucky enough to catch the Al and Newt Education Equality Project Show. In case you missed it, it basically involves Rev. Al Sharpton and former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich high-fiving and fist-bumping and telling everyone about how their similarities on education policy transcend their differences on... just about everything else. They're pro-charter, pro-merit pay, pro-accountability, and they play well with all sorts of audiences. At the convention, a room full of conservative Republican delegates gave Sharpton a ...

So this week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, a former big city superintendent, is headed up to Alaska as part of a cabinet-level push to connect with rural states. The tour has been going on all summer, but the Last Frontier is Duncan's first stop. The trip is part of a larger effort to reach out to rural America, but the education emphasis may be coming just in time to soothe some friction between rural schools and the administration. For instance, on a call last week, one rural official said he thought the competitive grant programs created under the economic ...

These states will get up to $250,000 each to hire consultants to help them complete their applications.

Detroit Public Schools' teacher union president raises the idea that his district needs to protect any education reforms that stem from its state financial takeover from being changed by future district leaders. Can the same idea be applied to stimulus reforms?

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