U.S. Education Dept. decides Politico Pro costs too much

The U.S. Education Department wanted to buy an annual subscription to POLITICO Pro to read its education coverage but decided that it was too expensive. According to this solicitation, (which I found from a tweet by ed blogger Alexander Russo) the department’s Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO) wanted to “purchase a subscription to POLITICO Pro, […]

Can they be this obsessed with data?

The U.S. Education Department wants to know if kids in certain neighborhoods are getting five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

Education Department needs writing lessons

Do you ever read a report and wonder who wrote it and why they didn't get a good editor?

Education Department suspends ‘Doing What Works’ website

The department doesn't have the money to maintain it.

There’s a lot of ‘acting’ at U.S. Education Department

Nearly six months after the presidential election, the Education Department is still riddled with "acting" officials and Secretary Arne Duncan is losing key aides.

Three commitments U.S. Ed Dept. made at teaching summit

Here's the text of an email outlining the three commitments the U.S. Education Department delegation just made at an international summit.

Why U.S. Education Department has 27 12-gauge shotguns

Back in 2010, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education purchased 27 new Remington Brand Model 870 police 12-gauge shotguns. Why?

Charter schools named Race to Top finalists as ‘districts’

The U.S. Education Department just named 61 finalists in its Race to the Top-District competition that will divide nearly $400 million among those deemed to have the "best" school reform plans. The finalists -- which, to be clear, is intended for school districts, as the name of the competition suggests -- include charter schools, charter school networks, district consortiums, and boards of education. Districts from states that have already won Race to the Top money are also on the list. Interesting list.