To identify and serve homeless students under the Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program, officials in the 20 school districts where GAO conducted interviews reported conducting a range of activities to support homeless youth, but cited several challenges.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers’ performance.
The federal government said Tuesday it provided about $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, to offset the cost of giving advanced placement tests to low-income students.
Republicans requested a government report on the Department of Education’s criteria for waiving Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requirements.
The Obama administration announced today that five states—Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina—have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
School cafeteria workers, already frustrated that kids don’t like menus ordered by Michelle Obama and the Agriculture Department, slapped as “offensive” the first lady’s latest criticism that some school districts have given up and are just lazily serving junk food.
As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn announced this week that the BIE will fund $2.5 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education competitive grants.
Last week I attended the School Nutrition Association’s annual meeting in Boston, a gathering of the nation’s school food service workers. While most of the controversy lately has focused on the federally-required improvements to nutrition standards for school lunches, getting lost in the shuffle are new standards coming online this fall for school snacks and beverages.
President Obama will announce on Monday that 60 of the nation’s largest school districts are joining his initiative to improve the educational futures of young African-American and Hispanic boys, beginning in preschool and extending through high school graduation.
Two of the co-authors of the E-Rate subsidy program have cautioned FCC chairman Tom Wheeler not to move too much money to wireless support if it means “cannibalizing” funding for basic connectivity, and suggest any Wi-Fi funding migration be a two-year test-project.
Why would the federal Department of Justice cite the Civil Rights Act and the specter of segregation…
The FCC is about to vote on something that will have an impact on students and schools nationwide…
First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet.
The U.S. Department of Education Monday detailed its long-awaited “50-state” strategy…
Six states so far will get to keep their waivers from many of the mandates of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act through the end of the upcoming school year, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. The states are: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, South Dakota, and Virginia.
The best way to promote a highly sensitive and controversial curriculum is by not actually mentioning it at all.
To improve the educational outcomes of America’s 6.5 million children and youth with disabilities…
A federal report on the National School Lunch Program is out…
A bipartisan bill that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives would send more money to charter schools nationwide, but some charter advocates warn federal funding will inevitably decrease charter autonomy and, therefore, quality.
Gov. Bobby Jindal fired back at U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday afternoon…