Topic: Education Policy
The Obama administration intends to step up enforcement of civil rights laws that apply to schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement in a speech in Selma, Ala., timed to commemorate the 45th anniversary of civil rights marches there.
03/08/2010 07:39 pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Thursday that 15 states and the District of Columbia are finalists for Race to the Top education grants. The winners will be chosen in April.
03/04/2010 06:53 pm
All the teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island were fired by the board of trustees this week. More such cases are likely to arise across the US in the coming year because of pressure from the Obama administration – and the incentive of billions of federal dollars.
02/25/2010 07:36 pm
His emphasis on incentives may win over critics. But that effort won’t be worth it if he also waters down standards with new ‘college and career readiness’ benchmarks.
02/02/2010 01:32 pm
President Obama's federal budget seeks to recast fundamental parts of George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education reform. But Congress could put up stiff resistance.
02/01/2010 08:07 pm
South Korea court said that four leaders of a teachers' union who faced dismissal were not supporting or opposing a political group. The ruling touches on the sensitive issue of whether teachers and civil servants should be politically neutral.
01/20/2010 12:08 pm
President Obama on Tuesday proposed extending his Race to the Top education reform program another year. But some teacher's unions and school districts are fighting the reforms.
01/19/2010 03:58 pm
States are scrambling to pass education reforms to be eligible for the Obama administration's $4.35 billion in Race to the Top grants. California was set to confirm far-reaching reforms Tuesday.
01/05/2010 06:20 pm
A total of $100 billion in stimulus money has started going to education. A new study by the Center on Education Policy looks at the education reforms that some states are now embracing.
12/03/2009 12:00 am
The report card aims to highlight the sorts of innovations in education – such as an extended school day – that lead to better schools.
11/10/2009 12:00 am