federal policy

A Call for K12 Entrepreneurial Education

There’s a new petition for legislators on the hill and it appeals for entrepreneurial lessons to be taught in the classroom.
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Mich. Education Authority Seeks Grants to Boost Low-Performing Schools

Still far from covering its $24.7 million in startup costs, the Education Achievement Authority is seeking federal money given to low-performing schools in Michigan to jumpstart turnaround efforts.

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Education Secretary Duncan: Mission Not Yet Accomplished

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify this before the House Education and Workforce Committee on his department’s budget. He spoke to The Hill’s comment editor, Emmanuel Touhey, about his priorities and his political future.

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Md: Don't Cut an Educational Lifeline for Low-Income Kids

The Maryland Department of Education is about to make a very big mistake. Under the Education and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), low-income families whose children attend low-performing schools are eligible to receive supplemental educational services outside of the regular school day.

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US Education Dept. to Probe Arrests of Black Students at Jefferson Parish Schools

Federal education officials said they would investigate allegations by a civil rights group that black students in Jefferson Parish are being arrested at a disproportionate rate by law-enforcement agents who patrol public schools.

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Is the Federal Education Stimulus Working?

The Obama Administration has spent $4.6 billion overhauling failing schools. But critics say the investment might not pay off in the long run.

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Education Secretary Duncan Defends Big Increase in School Funding

Education Secretary Arne Duncan used Thursday’s appearance before a key House subcommittee to not only defend the Obama administration’s request for a $1.7 billion increase in school funding for fiscal 2013, but also to rip the GOP budget proposal laid out by Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this week.

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San Mateo (Calif.) at the Center of School-Renovation Boom

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act may be winding down, but there's another economic stimulus taking place in and around San Mateo (Calif.), where two school districts are spending hundreds of millions of dollars overhauling their facilities.

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Arne Duncan: American Education Includes a "Laptop on Every Desk"

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants to get the federal government more involved in schools.

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FCC Continues with Apple’s e-books Momentum

The FCC released plans to get all U.S. students, from kindergarten through the 12th grade, using electronic book titles by 2017—in five years.

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