The U.S. Department of Education is planning to give applicants a leg-up in competitive grant programs if their proposals mesh with the goals of the Obama administration's interdepartmental "Promise Zone" initiative, which is aimed at helping revitalize high-poverty communities.
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Pre-applications for development grants will be due April 14. More contest rules will be announced by the U.S. Department of Education later this spring.
February 25, 2014
New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.
February 14, 2014
Overall, the new data showed that roughly two-thirds of School Improvement Grant schools improved in reading or math, and another third declined.
February 07, 2014
Sixty-two of 92 Investing in Innovation projects awarded in 2010 through 2012 use teacher and principal professional development as a key strategy, the Government Accountability Office found.
January 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor's new Youth CareerConnect grants, which will range from $2 million to $7 million, will be awarded in the spring.
January 23, 2014
A department spokeswoman would not comment on whether marijuana legalization efforts will change the messaging or policy for its drug prevention programs.
January 09, 2014
San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma are all part of a great big Obama administration interagency collaboration known as the "Promise Zone" initiative.
January 08, 2014
A new report by an independent evaluator, calls into question whether SIG schools are really getting assistance that's very different from schools that aren't part of the School Improvement Grant program.
December 18, 2013
But Education Department employees are slowly giving the agency higher marks for providing effective leadership and fostering teamwork, according to new rankings from the Partnership for Public Service.