Topic: U.S. Department of Education
In announcing the Race to the Top winners, Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted that both states had strong buy-in from almost all districts and teachers unions.
03/29/2010 07:48 pm
Beach High School in Savannah, Georgia, will fire all teachers and then rehire some as part of a plan to improve chronic low performance. The number of schools resorting to mass teacher firings is on the rise.
03/26/2010 05:37 pm
Wins don't turn into profits for NCAA basketball tournament teams because their expenses are high.
03/20/2010 12:55 am
Congress is expected to vote this weekend not just on healthcare, but also on a student aid bill. Here’s a rundown of five key components in the legislation.
03/19/2010 01:54 pm
Here are five key changes that the Obama administration is proposing in an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act.
03/14/2010 07:02 pm
Of the 10 charities receiving part of Obama's $1.4 million Nobel Prize award, six directly support higher education for student groups that are traditionally underserved.
03/12/2010 03:06 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
Citing a high-school dropout crisis in America, Obama pledged an additional $900 million in school-improvement funds. That may mean more controversial school 'turnarounds,' like the one last week in which all the teachers at a low-performing Rhode Island school were fired.
03/01/2010 06:09 pm
Why being smart won't necessarily get you into Harvard.
02/27/2010 05:00 am
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