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March 16, 2015

Education Department Proposes High School Redesign Twist for 'i3' Program

Prospective grantees would be urged to pitch projects designed to increase the number and percentage of students who graduate from high school ready for postsecondary education and the workforce.

March 16, 2015

NCLB Waiver Analyst Anne Hyslop Headed to Education Department

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development is getting ready to "waive" hello to a new hire, from Bellwether Education Associates.

March 11, 2015

Senior ED Adviser King on NCLB, Race to Top, and Coming In As Things Wind Down

What are John King's plans and priorities as the Obama administration draws to a close?

March 02, 2015

Robert Gordon Leaves as Ed. Dept. Advisor; Amy McIntosh Steps Up

Amy McIntosh, who is currently the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, will help fill his role.

February 12, 2015

National Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High (Again)

The national, four-year graduation rate has ticked up for the second year in a row, growing from 80 percent in the 2011-12 school year, to 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year.

January 06, 2015

Ericka Miller Joins Education Department as 'Senior Adviser'

Most recently a vice president at the Education Trust, Miller is a former college professor, but also has plenty of K-12 credibility.

January 05, 2015

Arne Duncan Bringing in Key Players as 'Senior Advisers'

Is this some new strategy at 400 Maryland Ave. for filling top positions without having to deal with the difficult process of getting nominees through Congress?

December 30, 2014

10 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2015

We're pretty sure that early drafts of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization won't mimic the Education Department's waiver program.

December 29, 2014

Top Ten Politics K-12 Moments of 2014

Teachers lunching with President Barack Obama came in at No. 3, ahead of midterm election results and State of the Union address.

December 10, 2014

N.Y. Schools Chief John King Tapped as Senior Adviser to Ed. Dept.

King's agenda in New York has been closely aligned with the Obama administration's priorities on issues such as teacher evaluations and the common core.

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