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May 10, 2013

No Furloughs at Education Department Under Sequester

Employees at the U.S. Department of Education won't face furloughs due to the cuts from sequestration, according to a memo sent to staff late this afternoon.

May 03, 2013

Got a Big, Innovative Idea? Apply Now to the Education Department

The deadline to apply for $135 million in Investing in Innovation grants is July 2.

April 30, 2013

Education Department Isn't Very Innovative, Study Finds

A new survey from the Partnership for Public Service reports that Education Department employees give their agency lower-than-average marks for innovation.

April 04, 2013

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Protesters Turn Fierce Rhetoric on 'Corporate' Reform

Organizers of Occupy DOE 2.0 inveighed against high-stakes testing and the "dismantling of public education" as they gathered to protest in Washington.

April 03, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Website Down After Hackers Detected

Key parts of the U.S. Department of Education's website have been down after federal officials detected "suspicious activity" on Friday and moved to "protect the integrity of the site."

March 27, 2013

Fourth Round of Investing in Innovation Kicks Off With Pre-Screening

The deadline to submit a pre-application to the U.S. Department of Education for a $3 million i3 development award is April 26.

March 05, 2013

Carmel Martin Leaving U.S. Department of Education

Carmel Martin, who has been one of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's right-hand people, will leave the Education Department and head to the Center for American Progress.

February 25, 2013

Inspector General Report on i3 Questions Ed. Dept.'s Workload

Auditors found minor problems with oversight of Investing in Innovation grants, but potentially bigger issues if the workload of the U.S. Department of Education grows.

February 19, 2013

Federal Commission Urges Bold Steps to Boost Education Equity

A commission created by Congress is calling for states, with federal support, to revamp their school funding systems and teacher pipelines to direct more resources to the most at-risk students.

January 29, 2013

Arne Duncan Fields More Complaints About School Closings

The federal office for civil rights has investigated complaints related to school closings and hasn't found evidence of violations in any of them.

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