If you've tried to find information on the U.S. Department of Education's website in the past and found it cumbersome, you weren’t the only one. The Department recently launched a new web site that promises to bring together much of the formerly hidden data, and to combine it in a way that users can line up data about specific states.
With such a large investment in Title 1 school improvement grants, it's worth taking a look into where these funds are going and how they are being spent. Based on an intensive review of the data available from states, here are ten things worth knowing about this important new funding source.
Includes articles analyzing how Title 1 school improvement grant money is being used, information about the Department of Education's new data site, the questionable future of RTTT winning states, and more!
October 5th marked the inaugural summit on community colleges, where representatives from business, government, philanthropy, and educational institutions came together for a discussion of the important role community colleges play in preparing students to enter the workforce.
To help address lack of parental involvement in many U.S. schools, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently recommended doubling the amount of federal Title I funds to support parent involvement. However, at least one district isn’t waiting, and has already tapped into its stimulus dollars to address this need.
While a vast majority of the $98 billion set aside for education under the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was directed toward elementary and secondary education, significant funds were also focused on higher education.