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McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2013
The 16 Race to the Top district winners, pushed by $400 million in federal grants that put a premium on personalized learning, are embarking on vastly different makeovers of the classroom experience--from districtwide approaches to a narrower blueprint focused on middle school math. Despite the divergent approaches, a review of the winning…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Educational Methods
Fleming, Nora – Education Week, 2012
The author reports on how cash-strapped school districts turn to outside groups for help in paying for staff and academic essentials, prompting frustration from some. In states and school districts still struggling to recover from recession-induced funding cuts, parent and community groups are feeling the pressure to raise money for instructional…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Advocacy
Tomassini, Jason – Education Week, 2012
Two years after the U.S. Department of Education awarded $650 million in Investing in Innovation grants, some of the winners are still facing financial uncertainty. Other grantees have also encountered problems with matching funds coming through, and some nonprofit grantees have been forced to contribute their own money to match the initial…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Competition, Awards, Grants
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2012
Grant recipients risk losing millions of dollars in Race to the Top money if they fail to live up to their promises, federal education officials make clear. By threatening to revoke Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top award for failing to make "adequate progress" on key milestones of its education reform plan, U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Grants, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2012
Back in 2008, it wasn't clear just where candidate Barack Obama's heart lay when it came to the big issues facing schools. Although Mr. Obama had been a community organizer, a law professor, and a state legislator, the junior U.S. senator from Illinois didn't have a long record on K-12 issues, and he rarely spoke about them in his presidential…
Descriptors: Presidents, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2012
The tenor of discussions held in Washington last week by negotiators rewriting federal rules on teacher preparation underscored deep-seated philosophical divisions within the field, including the thorny issue of how much responsibility schools of education should bear for producing effective teachers. Though the panelists did reach compromises on…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Aid, Federal Government
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2012
The federal program providing billions of dollars to help states and districts close or remake some of their worst-performing schools remains a work in progress after two years, with more than 1,200 turnaround efforts under way but still no definitive verdict on its effectiveness. The School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, supercharged by a…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Educational Change, School Turnaround, Grants
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2012
From the White House to Capitol Hill, the winners in this week's elections won't have much time to savor their victories. Even as federal policymakers sort out the political landscape, the remainder of 2012 and the early months of 2013 are likely to be dominated by divisive, unresolved issues with broad consequences for K-12 and higher…
Descriptors: Elections, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2011
Emergency training programs aimed to prepare schools for events like Columbine are losing their funding amid budget cuts. "Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools" grants from the federal office of safe and drug-free schools, has evaporated. After paying for hundreds of school districts to prepare for a Columbine-like event, the roughly…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Grants, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2011
Education advocates are already bracing for protracted budget battles in the coming year, even as they sort the winners and losers in the bill approved by Congress late last week financing the U.S. Department of Education and the rest of the federal government through September. The hard-fought agreement followed months of wrangling between…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Student Financial Aid, Grants
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2011
The author reports on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plan to look closely at whether the food-service-management companies running many school cafeterias are passing along all the discounts and rebates they receive from their suppliers to the districts that hire them. The plan to probe companies will begin in August, said Alison Decker, a…
Descriptors: Food Service, Audits (Verification), Federal Regulation, Grants
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2011
More than a dozen education programs--including high-profile efforts focused on literacy, teaching, and learning--face the prospect of a permanent federal funding loss after they were chopped from a stopgap spending measure signed into law by President Barack Obama last week. The temporary spending law, intended to keep the government running…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Federal Government, Grants
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2011
The elimination of most federal aid for literacy programs at the U.S. Department of Education is raising new questions about the future of the federal commitment to promoting literacy, a role that has had a bumpy ride in recent years. Even though some of the more than $350 million in cuts to those programs this month could be reversed, as Congress…
Descriptors: Retrenchment, Federal Aid, Budgeting, Program Budgeting
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2011
The author reports on House and Senate bills that take different stances toward funding formula-grant programs and Obama administration initiatives. Key education programs, including Title I grants for disadvantaged students and aid for special education, would get flat funding for the 2012 fiscal year under a measure approved Sept. 21 by the…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Grants
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
Maryland was one of 11 states, plus the District of Columbia, to win an award through the Race to the Top competition, a $4 billion grant program--backed by the Obama administration and funded by the 2009 economic-stimulus package--that was meant to foster school improvement and innovation. Along with 44 other states and the District of Columbia,…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Public School Teachers, Faculty Development, Academic Standards
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