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April 19, 2011

Education, Homeland Security Team On Earthquake Drills

When you think of school earthquake drills, you probably think California, not Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, and other places in the central United States. But those states, and others that lie along the New Madrid Seismic Zone, could feel the impact of a major earthquake sometime in...

March 30, 2011

Ed. Dept. Isn't Backing Down From Bullying Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education stands by its original guidance on bullying, despite concerns from the National School Boards Association and a somewhat critical article in the Daily Caller.

February 23, 2011

Ed. Dept.'s Melendez Entertains Job Offer

The assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education has been approached about several outside positions, the Education Department confirms.

February 17, 2011

Ed. Dept. Creates Commission on School Finance Equity

The commission will recommend ways that federal policy could address funding disparities.

September 27, 2010

Education Department Launches Teacher Recruitment Campaign

The Education Department is particularly interested in recruiting teachers for high-need schools and to fill STEM, special education, and ELL positions.

September 23, 2010

Ed. Dept. Announces Teacher Incentive Fund Grant Winners

The 62 TIF grant winners will get a combined total of $442 million to support performance-pay plans for teachers and principals in high-need schools.

June 17, 2010

Contractors To Help ED Implement Stimulus Reforms

When I talked to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan earlier this week about the transition in his chief of staff post, he talked about the broader shift in the department: from policy formation to policy implementation. Designing and executing the competitions around Race to the Top and the In...

November 03, 2009

Ed Department to Mass.: No Violation on Stabilization Spending

The Education Department clarifies that Massachusetts' use of State Fiscal Stabilization Fund money did not violate the law

July 20, 2009

Help Redesign Itself

How would you improve the Education Department's Web site?

April 02, 2009

John Easton to Lead Institute Of Education Sciences

The White House is turning again to Chicago to fill a key education post, this time for a leader of the Education Department's main research arm.

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