Updates on the Race: 12-04-2009

December 4, 2009 | Blog

NATIONAL:Eyeing stimulus money for education, states adopt reforms (Christian Science Monitor)States seek stimulus funds tied to education reforms (PBS NewsHour)…

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Updates on the Race: 11-19-2009

November 19, 2009 | Blog

CALIFORNIA: December vote on Race to the Top bills FLORIDA: State may ask for a quarter of $4 billion RttT…

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Updates on The Race: 11-17-2009

November 17, 2009 | Blog

California: The tortoise wins? Colorado: A road map Maryland: Late to the starting line Massachusetts: Reform to put a spring…

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California Knocks Down Data Firewall

October 12, 2009 | Blog

California is adept at building firebreaks to stop advancing wildfires throughout the state. The inferno that is the student-teacher firewall…

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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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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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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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Student Learning and Teacher Performance

July 24, 2009 | Blog

Corrected President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan have drawn a clear line in the sand with regard to evaluating teacher…

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Cal Grants: Spared From Termination?

June 8, 2009 | Blog

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (“Cal Grants may be spared from budget cuts”) that a key legislative committee in California…

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