Federal N.H. Lawmakers Twice Reject Federal Charter School Money
Legislators in New Hampshire turned down $46 million in federal charter school grants, concerned about continued costs once the money ran out.
Federal New Disaster-Recovery Team Unveiled by Education Department
A new team will be devoted full time to providing technical support to schools and districts in the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other disasters.
Equity & Diversity Ex-Microsoft CEO (No, Not That One) Giving Big to K-12
Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie have quietly committed more than $250 million to education-related efforts, but their philanthropic strategy differs from other tech billionaires.
Early Childhood Nearly All States Snag Federal Preschool Development Grants
The $250 million pot of federal money helps pay for strategic planning in early-childhood education systems, but the program's undergone some revisions.
School Climate & Safety Firestorm Erupts as Betsy DeVos Weighs If Districts Can Buy Guns With Federal Money
News that the education secretary and her team are pondering whether school districts can spend federal money to buy guns to arm teachers and other school staff is drawing widespread condemnation.
Education Funding Craigslist Founder Donates $1 Million to Fund STEM Projects on Donors Choose
The money will fund projects at schools where more than half of the students come from low-income households, and $100,000 is reserved specifically for projects providing science and technology opportunities for girls.
College & Workforce Readiness Walmart Foundation Grant Aims to Boost Diversity in Capitol Hill Internships
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will split $2 million to help interns cover living expenses and other costs.
School & District Management Educator-Led Projects Aimed at Improving Public Schools Showcased in AFT Report
A new report highlights the outcomes of the American Federation of Teachers' Innovation Fund grants, which support school improvement efforts that are developed collaboratively by teachers and administrators.
Education Funding Is It Too Costly to Keep a Classroom Pet? One Group Offers a Solution
One organization is working to eliminate the financial burden of having pets in the classroom.
Every Student Succeeds Act Early ESSA Plans Boost District's School Improvement Role
States are putting a heavy emphasis on the role of districts in turning around their low-performing schools as they submit blueprints for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
Education Funding Gates, Zuckerberg Teaming Up on Personalized Learning
Two of the biggest names in technology and education philanthropy are jointly funding a $12 million initiative to support customized instruction.
Every Student Succeeds Act After-School, Summer Learning Efforts at Budget Risk
Advocates and educators are pushing back at claims that the $1.1 billion 21st Century Community Learning Center program slated for elimination by the Trump administration fails to deliver.
Federal Educators Oppose Trump Plan to Scrap Teacher-Support Program
Elimination of $2.3 billion in Title II grants to districts under the Trump administration's proposed budget could hamper ESSA implementation, program supporters say.