April 6, 2009
Four of the U.S. Department of Education's Classroom Teaching Ambassadors from Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have launched a new effort, the New England Regional Teacher Leadership Initiative, to help teachers have a voice in education policy development.
March 12, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of Jo Anderson Jr. as senior advisor to the department, where he will conduct outreach to teachers and teacher organizations.
February 19, 2009
The U.S. Department of Education posted on-line state-by-state estimates of new education revenues included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan vowed to release a significant share of the $100 billion in funding in time to avert teacher layoffs.