Inn-O-Vate

October 7, 2009 | Blog

Yesterday the U.S. Education Department released proposed regulations to govern the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund, part of the…

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Abandon All Hope (For Reform) Ye Who Enter Here!

September 11, 2009 | Blog

At first glance, one might dismiss a recent policy brief authored by a former Bush Administration official as a partisan…

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RttT: Terminate This Law!

September 3, 2009 | Blog

A new Education Week story (‘California Actions on ‘Race to the Top’ Scrutinized’) by Alyson Klein reports on efforts underway…

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RttT: Redefining Teacher Effectiveness

August 28, 2009 | Blog

My colleagues and I at the New Teacher Center have offered up what I believe to be a balanced and…

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RttT: The Odds

August 20, 2009 | Blog

The New Teacher Project’s (NTP) odds sheet on states’ chances for securing Race to the Top funding is a helpful…

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Genesis of A Firewall

August 12, 2009 | Blog

A question has been raised regarding the genesis of Wisconsin’s restrictive law preventing the consideration of student achievement in the…

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The Money Chase: California Edition

August 5, 2009 | Blog

Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times reports that state lawmakers in California are considering a statutory change that would increase the likelihood…

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The Money Chase

August 3, 2009 | Blog

Today’s Wisconsin State Journal (Madison’s daily paper) reports that Governor Jim Doyle soon will release a proposal to eliminate the…

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Is California’s "Firewall" Penetrable?

July 29, 2009 | Blog

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell countered criticism by Education Secretary Arne Duncan about a state law restricting the…

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Where’s That Dutch Kid?

July 28, 2009 | Blog

Gotham Schools reports that some in New York State don’t believe that the state’s law that restricts student assessment data…

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