Picture of the Day: Failure to Serve

February 28, 2012 | Blog

Everyone wants to be “the best.” Stuyvesant High School in New York City is one of those considered to be…

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Thoughts on the Obama Blueprint for Higher Education

January 27, 2012 | Blog

Today President Obama unveiled his latest blueprint for the reform of higher education at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a…

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Alphabet Soup

September 24, 2010 | Blog

A recent report raises a fundamental education policy question that requires more than simply refuting the report’s premise. The American…

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Crist Off the Hook?

September 1, 2010 | Blog

Predictions that Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s veto of a monstrosity of a teacher effectiveness bill back in April 2010 would…

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Who Knew That Race to the Top Would Cause Joblessness?

August 30, 2010 | Blog

In cycling races such as the Tour de France, riders tragically have lost their lives particularly in mountainous stages in…

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Race To The Top Phase Two Winners

August 24, 2010 | Blog

UPDATED 11:28 a.m. CDT The complete list of 10 winning applicants: District of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiMarylandMassachusettsNew YorkNorth CarolinaOhioRhode Island Here is the…

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Race To The Top: Start Spreading The News

August 24, 2010 | Blog

Dorie Turner of the Associated Press is reporting via Twitter that New York is one of the winners of Race…

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Race to the Top Analysis: Spreading The Wealth

July 28, 2010 | Blog

EPILOGUE (8/24/2010): Well, my predictions below didn’t quite pan out. FL and RI came in strong, but IL and SC…

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Race to the Top, Phase 2 Finalists

July 27, 2010 | Blog

Education Week‘s Michele McNeil and Alyson Klein at Politics K-12 have the scoop on the Race to the Top, Phase…

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This Is Rich

July 14, 2010 | Blog

This policy proposal from Senate Republican Leader Jon Kyl (of Arizona) with a $678 billion price tag — yes, BILLION…

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