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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,

October 25, 2013

Changes in the Communications Branch of the U.S. Department of Education

Dorie Turner Nolt takes the reins at the federal Education Department's press office. Meanwhile, John White, who oversaw outreach to rural districts and schools, moves on.

October 23, 2013

After Fiscal Drama, Impact Aid Districts Will See Some Early Money

In the midst of all the fiscal drama this year, Impact Aid districts finally got some good news: A chunk of they're owed this year will arrive early.

October 23, 2013

Obama to Name NewSchools' Ted Mitchell to Top Higher Ed Post

Mitchell, who is a big champion of reforming schools of education, wouldn't be the first NewSchools talent to come to the department.

October 18, 2013

Sequestration Stings Impact Aid Districts, Survey Says

School districts that get Impact Act have taken drastic action to deal with the across-the-board federal budget cuts, including eliminating instructional staff and closing schools.

October 18, 2013

Sixteen States Plus D.C. Vie for Slice of Race to Top Early Learning Challenge

The applicants in the $280 million federal grant competition will be eligible for four-year grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million.

October 17, 2013

Arne Duncan to Education Department: Next Few Weeks Won't Be Easy

The U.S. Secretary of Education tells returning employees, "I know that you're coming back to even more work than you already had on your plate before the Department had to shut down."

October 15, 2013

Education Department's Post-Government-Shutdown To-Do List

When federal Education Department employees return to work, their lengthy to-do list will include monitoring waivers, judging Race to the Top applications, and pursuing financial sanctions against Georgia.

October 09, 2013

Answering Your Shutdown Questions

So far, school districts seem to have been spared the vast majority of the pain, but that doesn't mean folks in the education field don't have questions about the shutdown.

October 03, 2013

The Shutdown and Education Edition of the Friday Reading List (Better on Thursday)

Can't get enough of congressional dysfunction? Are you one of the nearly 4,000 furloughed Education Department employees and have some time on your hands?

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