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December 18, 2012

Latest i3 Winners Secure Matching Private-Sector Dollars

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that, collectively, the 20 Investing in Innovation winners secured $16 million from private donors.

December 14, 2012

Education Department Proposes Changes for Investing in Innovation

The Investing in Innovation grant program—one of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's marquee initiatives—would get a makeover under a proposed set of new priorities released Friday.

December 13, 2012

Is the U.S. Department of Education a Good Place to Work?

Among 22 mid-size federal agencies, the Education Department ranked 18th in job satisfaction in 2012, according to a new survey.

November 30, 2012

Press Secretary Justin Hamilton Leaves Education Department

Justin Hamilton, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Education, is leaving the agency, the latest in a series of departures from the communications shop.

November 26, 2012

New Graduation Rate Data Show Large Achievement Gaps

The state-by-state data show graduation rates that range from 59 percent in the District of Columbia to 88 percent in Iowa.

November 08, 2012

20 Districts, Nonprofits Set to Share $150 Million in New i3 Awards

The U.S. Department of Education did not pick any winners in the largest, $25 million "scale up" category.

August 12, 2012

$400 Million Race to Top Contest for Districts Starts Now

Applicants have until Oct. 30 to seek grants worth up to $40 million for the biggest districts. The prizes are designed to spur a focus on personalized learning.

August 08, 2012

Nevada Hits NCLB Waiver Jackpot

Nevada joins 33 other states plus the District of Columbia in gaining flexibility through waivers under No Child Left Behind.

August 06, 2012

Transparency Watch: Ed. Dept. More Open Than Most Federal Agencies?

The U.S. Department of Education is reducing its backlog of public-information requests, but it still takes the agency more than a month on average to fulfill even the simplest requests.

July 11, 2012

Turnaround Schools Struggle With Staffing, Time, and Climate

The Center on Education Policy takes a deep look at the challenges facing those participating in the federal School Improvement Grant Program.

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