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
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