Sources say a program to be unveiled in the fiscal 2015 budget would include a teacher-equity component, as well as seek to close gaps in areas such as student discipline.
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March 03, 2014
February 28, 2014
The administration is expected to ask Congress for more money for early-childhood education and just might just get a bit of it.
February 27, 2014
The U.S. Senate is going to take up a bill to revise the Child Care and Development Block Grant program—which hasn't been renewed since 1996—as soon as next week.
February 26, 2014
Key House Republicans want to know how the U.S. Department of Education plans to pursue a proposed "50-state strategy" that would have states revamp their "highly qualified" teacher plans.
February 24, 2014
The department made it clear that this new competition will be "distinct" from past efforts, and the new money is a wide-open slate.
February 21, 2014
Sen. Murray is trying her best to make the state's case to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, but it seems to be far from a slam dunk.
February 14, 2014
The Obama administration's recent school discipline guidance is laudable, but decisions about how to deal with student behavior are best left to local officials, wrote four House Republicans
February 06, 2014
Federal early-childhood education programs aren't doing nearly enough to meet a tidal wave of demand at the state level, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said at a congressional hearing.
February 05, 2014
Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., a former school board member and candidate for Senate, is preparing legislation that would restrict the U.S. Secretary of Education from dangling grant money to entice a state to adopt common core.
February 05, 2014
President Barack Obama's marquee, multibillion-dollar proposal to entice states to expand their prekindergarten offerings--which was already a political long shot--hit yet another roadblock Wednesday.