The largest federal program for high schools, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education program, would get a major makeover under a proposal that advocates expect the Obama administration to unveil Thursday.
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April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012
Most of the dozen states that have already gotten waivers don't have very good plans in place when it comes to a key piece of the U.S. Department of Education's requirements for turning around low-performing schools: extending learning time.
March 27, 2012
Applications for the $150 million Investing in Innovation contest are due to the U.S. Department of Education by May 29.
March 26, 2012
While Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, and New York get some high marks for Race to the Top progress, Florida and Hawaii still flounder, a new Center for American Progress report says.
March 08, 2012
Two programs that lost funding when Congress revised its rules on earmarks, Teach for America and the National Writing Project, will get some federal money after all, under a new $24.6 million competitive program.
February 24, 2012
Districts, schools, and nonprofits that want a shot at a $3 million "development" grant under the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation competition must complete a pre-application by April 9.
January 23, 2012
Deborah Delisle, who served as Ohio's superintendent of public instruction when the state won a Race to the Top grant, is being nominated by President Obama to serve as the assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education.
December 29, 2011
Many of the big events involved the push to reauthorize ESEA, the recognition that the legislation was indeed going nowhere, and finally the acknowledgment that the accountability landscape would temporarily but significantly change as the Obama administration granted waivers under No Child Left Behind.
December 23, 2011
Some states that narrowly missed out in last year's Race to the Top contest will split $200 million to fund small pieces of their original plans, the Education Department announces.
December 20, 2011
The 23 winners of this year's Investing in Innovation program can now start implementing their programs after meeting the deadline to secure up to 15 percent in private, matching funds.