August 24, 2009 As announced by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today, the education and technology company Pearson has developed a “Continuity of Learning” plan to continue students’ education if school attendance is disrupted due to the H1N1 virus or other crisis events.
5 billion in Title I funding is being made available early to districts for schools that serve high concentrations of students from families that live in poverty. These funds are available to support innovative strategies in Title I schools that improve education for at-risk students, close achievement gaps, and stimulate local economies. Likewise, $6.1 billion in early IDEA funding provides states, school districts and early intervention service providers with additional support for innovative strategies to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youths with disabilities while stimulating the economy.
August 2nd, 2009 NACUBO and ACE are hosting a higher education policy webinar at 2 pm EDT on Friday, August 7, 2009. Featured guests include Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Under Secretary Martha Kanter, and Deputy Under Secretary Robert Shireman. The group plans to focus on the Obama Administration’s higher education agenda, and will allow for a Q&A session. If you are interested in participating in this special opportunity, you must register for the event beforehand.
Friday, July 24th, 2009 To every governor who aspires to be his state's "education governor," this is your moment. Today, President Obama is to announce the draft guidelines for applying for the $4.35 billion Race to the Top fund -- by far the largest pot of discretionary funding for K-12 education reform in the history of the United States.
May 7th, 2009 In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity— it is a pre-requisite. The countries that out-teach us today will out-compete us tomorrow. —President Barack Obama, Feb. 24, 2009