Alyson Klein

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Obama sells Race to the Top, early-childhood education in State of the Union

Education Week President Barack Obama placed education at the center of a broad strategy to bolster economic mobility and combat poverty—calling on Congress in his State…

House passes No Child Left Behind rewrite, almost a complete accountability U-turn

Education Week After two days of partisan debate on an issue that used to bring Democrats and Republicans together in a kumbaya chorus, the House of Representatives passed a…

Obama budget would invest in pre-K, high school overhaul

Education Week President Barack Obama’s budget unveiled Wednesday proposes new money for a big expansion of prekindergarten programs, a new competitive-grant program for high school improvement, a…

Congress likely to stay divided; will gridlock on K-12 continue?

Education Week The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to stay in GOP hands and the Senate under Democratic control, according to the Associated Press. Over the…

Elections winners will face immediate decisions on education

Education Week From the White House to Capitol Hill, the winners in this week’s elections won’t have much time to savor their victories. Even as federal policymakers…

What’s the payoff for $4.6 billion in School Improvement Grants?

After two years, the federal program providing billions of dollars to help states and districts close or remake some of their worst-performing schools remains an ambitious work in progress,…