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December 13, 2013

All 25 Top-Rated Investing in Innovation Applicants Secure Private Matches

The 25 non-profits with the highest-rated Investing in Innovation grant applications have all secured a private sector match of up to 15 percent.

December 11, 2013

U.S. Department of Education to Redo SIG Analysis Due to Contractor Error

An outside contractor crunching data on the controversial School Improvement Grant program erroneously excluded too many schools that should have been included in the mix.

December 09, 2013

Ed Dept. Official: Other Countries Beating U.S. at Own Game

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that it was "mythology" to say that the U.S. had truly "fallen behind."

December 05, 2013

Education Department to Delay New Civil Rights Data Survey Questions

School districts won't have to report new data on school discipline and bullying until 2015-16.

December 04, 2013

Two States Approved for ESEA Teacher Evaluation Extension Waiver

Mississippi and Nevada now have until the 2016-17 school year to get their teacher evaluation systems fully up and running.

December 03, 2013

N.Y. Teacher Evaluation Staffer Heads to U.S. Department of Education

Amy McIntosh, who has been working on teacher and leader effectiveness in New York state, will be joining the U.S. Department of Education's office of planning, evaluation, and policy development.

November 26, 2013

Five Unanswered Questions in the SIG Data

The data left out a lot of things that could prove pivotal when trying to make claims about the efficacy of the program.

November 08, 2013

25 New i3 Winners to Split $135 Million

For the second year, the U.S. Department of Education decided not to award any large "scale-up" grants for the Investing in Innovation contest.

November 01, 2013

Friday Reading List: Budgets, Turnarounds, and Same-Sex Marriage

Happy Friday! While you dig into the Halloween candy, check out at these good reads.

October 25, 2013

Cross-Department Initiative Could Factor Into Future Federal Grants

The U.S. Department of Education wants to know what you think about a new proposal to give applicants a leg-up in competitive-grant programs, if their proposals fit with the goals of the administration's interdepartmental "Promise Zone" initiative,

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