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!
Education Daily featured an article about ICW's report, Ready, Set, Go: How Business Can Support Early Childhood Education.
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.
ICW has just released a new toolkit aimed for businesspeople interested in engaging in education reform, The “Superman” Approach: A Business Leader’s Guide to Effective Education Reform.
Stay up-to-date on important education summits and conferences in the D.C. area.
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.
Tennessee, one of the first two Race to the Top (RTTT) recipient states, understands it will take the ongoing commitment of the business community for its reform efforts to succeed, according to Johnson City Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Gary Mabry.
The Central Florida Education Summit will be hosted by the Central Florida Partnership and sponsored by the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association, in partnership with the National Chamber Foundation, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, and the Central Florida Public School Board Coalition.
U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013 will bring together business, education and government leaders who have long recognized the need to connect the dots between STEM education and careers. Adding to last year’s successful conference format, the second edition will give more dedicated time for these leaders to interact and collaborate.