Obama is asking for $5 billion for a new competitive grant fund aimed at teacher quality, and an $850 million extension of his Race to the Top franchise. But major formula programs, such as Title I, would see flat funding, advocates say.
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February 13, 2012
February 08, 2012
President Obama is expected to make some big asks on higher-education, including a Race to the Top for colleges, in his budget proposal, due out Monday.
February 07, 2012
President Obama hosts the 2nd White House science fair, and unveils some new STEM initiatives.
February 06, 2012
Congressmen John Kline and Duncan Hunter ask the IRS to craft proposed pension rules in a way that does not prevent charter school employees from taking part in state retirement plans.
December 15, 2011
Big priorities for President Barack Obama, including the administration's signature Race to the Top initiative, the Investing in Innovation grant program, and the School Improvement Grants, would continue.
December 12, 2011
Race to the Top will continue in fiscal year 2012, and for the first time it will include a district-level competition, sources say.
November 10, 2011
The Education Department has selected 23 finalists in line for a slice of $150 million in federal innovation dollars, but each must secure a private match to receive the award.
October 05, 2011
If some folks had their way, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules about school meals, in particular the part about potatoes, might be better off without a section limiting starchy veggies.
October 05, 2011
Some district officials would rather see increases for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education than new money for the Obama reform priorities, including Race to the Top.
September 19, 2011
The nation's two largest teachers unions are among the top 100 donors to the 12 members of Congress who make up the powerful deficit-reduction panel, a campaign-contribution website says.