US Department of Education

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Name: US Department of Education
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 57 mins ago - 1 reports

Oklahoma penalized for dropping Common Core, newspaper reports

For dropping Common Core, Oklahoma has lost its control over $29 million it gets from the federal Education Department each year, according to a report in the Oklahoman. It could play into a new lawsuit filed Wednesday by Gov. Bobby Jindal.The new academic ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 13 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Reader View: Music education opens new worlds for kids

It’s a proven fact that the more children study music, the more they improve in math, science and reading. In their paper, “The Impact of Music Education on Academic Achievement,” Donald A. Hodges and Debra S. O’Connell of the University of North Carolina ... [Published Santa Fe New Mexican - 2 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

13 INVESTIGATES: Paying to win

BIRMINGHAM, AL -They say if you want to win, you have to be willing to pay the price.Nowhere in America is college football more of a priority than it is in Alabama.According to U.S. Department of Education records, the University of Alabama spent $41.6 ... [Published Alabamas13 - 10 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

My 2 Cents: State Legislature Opens Door For More Federal Control

It is ironic that the State legislature, in trying to remove the federal government's influence on Oklahoma's schools, actually opened the door to more federal government control.Today, we learned the U.S. Department of Education has slapped down Oklahoma's ... [Published News 9 - 11 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

U.S. Department of Education Strengthens Federal Student Loan Servicing

Renegotiated contracts incentivize better support for student borrowers; new initiative led by Under Secretary Mitchell will continue to improve service August 29, 2014 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov As a result of President Obama's ... [Published Street Sweeper - 12 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 9 reports

Reaction from the U.S Department of Education's decision not to extend Oklahoma's No Child Left Behind waiver

What they saidReaction to loss of waiver“We hope that the U.S. Department of Education’s decision today to revoke our state’s No Child Left Behind waiver serves as a wakeup call to all Oklahomans. Our state’s education system is failing many of our students, ... [Published NewsOK.com - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

State Reacts to Education Waiver

Top state officials are reacting to The U.S. Department of Education's one-year waiver for the No Child Left Behind law. The waiver determines how much input the state is allowed to give with spending Title I federal funds. Superintendent of Public Instruction ... [Published Inside INdiana Business - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 9 reports

State education waiver extended

On behalf of Indiana’s schools, I am incredibly pleased to learn that our waiver request has been granted, Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said. This news means that local schools throughout our state will receive much needed flexibility ... [Published Journal-Gazette - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Kansas wins over US Dept of Ed on teacher evaluations

The U.S. Department of Education will for another year exempt Kansas from parts of the federal law commonly called No Child Left Behind.Kansas, like other states, had asked the federal government for the extension, but receiving it was no certainty. Kansas ... [Published Topeka Capital-Journal - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 3 reports

La. Gov. Jindal Sues U.S. Over Common Core

By DAN MCCUE(CN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the U.S. Department of Education accusing it, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, of illegally coercing states to adopt the Common Core academic standards.In a federal lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge, ... [Published Courthouse News Service - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Gretna woman, Marcia Peterson, pleads guilty to defrauding government agencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 27, 2014U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced today that MARCIA PETERSON , 61, a resident of Gretna, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of government funds and one count of wire fraud.According to court documents, ... [Published United States Department of Justice - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 5 reports

Florida Ready To Challenge Federal Testing Rules For Students Learning English

Gov. Rick Scott is ready to take the federal government to court over testing rules for students learning English.The U.S. Department of Education says Florida must count those students’ results after one year in school. Scott and Florida educators want ... [Published WGCU Public Media - Aug 28 2014]

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...The packed room, filled mostly with educators and school supporters, applauded when she called the bill and its hearings a circus. "It would be downright silly if it wasn't so sad" said Lehner, a longtime supporter of the standards that the state school board adopted in 2010...
"Each district will have a full time counselor," Jensen said. "The funds will cover basically their salaries and benefits and some minimal administrative expenses."
"Our community colleges, like Mountwest, are expanding access to higher education, which is vital to ensuring a growing economy and well trained workforce. Mountwest's growing partnership with the Rahall Transportation Institute is truly building jobs through transportation" said Rahall
"It's often forgotten but it's this book that got it all going and just pervades everything else" said George De Boer, deputy director of Project 2061

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Reader View: Music education opens new worlds f... [Published Santa Fe New Mexican - 2 hours ago]
State ed chief: Foundation can aid pre-K expansion [Published NEMS 360 - 4 hours ago]
Washburn University meets deadline in federal p... [Published Kansas First News - 6 hours ago]
Wright: Foundation can help pre-K expansion [Published NEMS 360 - 9 hours ago]
SKSD staff, teachers want R-E-S-P-E-C-T [Published Port Orchard Independent - 10 hours ago]
13 INVESTIGATES: Paying to win [Published Alabamas13 - 10 hours ago]
State to lose NCLB waiver [Published Examiner Enterprise - 11 hours ago]
My 2 Cents: State Legislature Opens Door For Mo... [Published News 9 - 11 hours ago]
California Legislature Passes ‘Yes Means Yes’ Bill [Published RHRealityCheck - 12 hours ago]
Paine plans furloughs, salary cuts, layoffs [Published Augusta Chronicle - 12 hours ago]
U.S. Department of Education Strengthens Federa... [Published Street Sweeper - 12 hours ago]
SD U.S. Senate Candidates Debate Debt [Published KELOLAND TV - 12 hours ago]
Common Core: Louisiana Gov. challenges it, Ohio... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - 12 hours ago]
Five county school districts receive federal gr... [Published Auburn Citizen - 12 hours ago]
Rahall Announces Funding for Mountwest Communit... [Published Noodls - 12 hours ago]
Science for All Americans Turns 25 [Published AAAS - 12 hours ago]
Education Matters: Common Core One Year Later [Published ParentMap - 13 hours ago]
Oklahoma penalized for dropping Common Core, ne... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - 13 hours ago]
MoCo Board of Education Seeks Public Comment on... [Published Silver Spring Patch - 14 hours ago]
Concordia Law School suffers mass defection aft... [Published Oregonian - 14 hours ago]
U.S. Department of Education Strengthens Federa... [Published ED.gov - 15 hours ago]
Twitter Chat: Should colleges be run more like ... [Published PBS - 15 hours ago]
Tuesday's Lead Letter: Career colleges provide ... [Published Florida Times-Union - 15 hours ago]
Local districts react to NCLB waiver loss [Published Examiner Enterprise - 15 hours ago]
Delay teacher accountability measures [Published Indianapolis Star - 16 hours ago]
Montclair Board of Ed meeting focuses on distri... [Published North Jersey.com - 16 hours ago]
Student Debt in Mind, Education Dept. Renegotia... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - 16 hours ago]
Ed. Dept. Launches Site to Promote Teacher-Lead... [Published Education Week Teacher - 16 hours ago]
Twitter campaign targets Gov. Pence on Common Core [Published Indianapolis Star - 17 hours ago]
Oklahoma loses NCLB waiver months after droppin... [Published Education Dive - 18 hours ago]
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Common Core: Louisiana Gov. challenges it, Ohio... [Published Cleveland Tea Party Patriots - 12 hours ago]
Art credit: blog.heartland.orgFrom cleveland.com , our Republican legislators at work: Efforts to repeal the  Common Core educational standards in Ohio are a disheartening "circus" that needs to fail,  State Sen. Peggy Lehner  said in a speech ...
Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repe... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 29 2014]
The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards and reverting to its previous academic standards by rescinding the state’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second ...
28 Times Tumblr Missed The Point [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Aug 28 2014]
The tumblr community is full of whip-smart minds that are capable of truly inspiring acts of creativity, clever insights, and deeply personal works of art. And then there’s these people. A knife would never break like that going through round cheese ...
Sen. Kay Hagan’s Opponent Will Do All The Math ... [Published Wonkette - Aug 28 2014]
Let’s say you are the North Carolina house speaker, and your name is Thom Tillis — hypothetically. You have big bold dreams of being a fancy-pants United States senator, so you decide to challenge sitting Sen. Kay Hagan. Let us also say, just hypothetically, ...
Five Best Ideas of the Day: August 28 [Published TIME.com - Aug 28 2014]
1. New Orleans is at the heart of a new HIV epidemic, and only massive health system reform can remedy the situation. By Jessica Wapner in Aeon 2. From dismantling Syria’s chemical arsenal to hunting down Joseph Kony, America’s military missions ...
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