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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.

July 09, 2012

Georgia Responds to Being Put On 'High-Risk' Status

State Superintendent John D. Barge doesn't think the teacher effectiveness plan as currently written, is workable.

July 06, 2012

Washington and Wisconsin Approved for NCLB Waivers

The two approvals bring the total of approved states to 26, meaning that more than half the states are no longer subject to the accountability system at the heart of the much-maligned NCLB law.

July 03, 2012

Ed. Dept. Pauses NCLB Clock For Some States

Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, and West Virginia can join Iowa in hitting the pause button on their AMOs for the coming school year while they work on their waiver plans.

July 02, 2012

More Than 100 Organizations Invited to Apply for Smallest i3 Grants

This is the first time the department has done a "pre-application" for the "development" grants, the smallest, but most sought after the i3 grants.

May 21, 2012

Kline Asks GAO to Examine Race to Top States' Progress on Teachers

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee is asking the Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm, to look into state's progress in putting in place the teacher and principal portions of their Race to Top applications

May 10, 2012

Vermont to Reconsider ESEA Waiver

Vermont is weighing whether to continue applying for a waiver, after back-and-forth exchange with the U.S. Department of Education has lead the state to stray far from the original proposal it sold to stakeholders.

April 27, 2012

Former Ohio State Chief Confirmed as K-12 Assistant Secretary

It's official! Deborah Delisle, who served as Ohio's state school chief, has been confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

April 27, 2012

Return of the Friday Reading List: Obama, Romney, and Algebra

Welcome back to the Friday reading list. If you haven't already, check out these good reads.

April 20, 2012

New $60 Million in Promise Neighborhoods Grants Announced

The U.S. Department of Education will provide $60 million in grant money to new and existing recipients under the Promise Neighborhoods program to help projects aimed at promoting education, health and safety for children.

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