Updates on the Race: 12-03-2009

December 3, 2009 | Blog

Michele McNeil at Education Week has a really important story about a new Center on Education Policy report that questions whether states have the capacity to effectively implement proposed Race to the Top reforms — and suggests that states may be applying for RttT funding primarily because they are short on cash.

…[M]ore than half the states report that their capacity to carry out stimulus-related education changes is a “major problem.”

In other news:

DELAWARE: Plan unveiled

ILLINOIS: Gov. Quinn announces leaders of RttT effort

MICHIGAN: Racing to the top or slowing to a crawl?

NEW JERSEY: Not applying in round one

RHODE ISLAND: New laws strengthen RttT effort

TENNESSEE: Is in contention

TEXAS: ‘The feds are coming, the feds are coming’

WISCONSIN: Special session could address Milwaukee mayoral takeover

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