Race To The Top Applications Posted

June 1, 2010 | Blog

Updated 6/22/2010 12:15 p.m. CDT As predicted, 35 states plus DC submitted applications to the U.S. Department of Education today…

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Race to the Top: Picking Favorites

June 1, 2010 | Blog

6/25/2010 UPDATE: Per the Capital Times story this morning about Wisconsin’s chances, I stand behind my contention that the state…

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Race to the Top’s Dropouts

May 26, 2010 | Blog

UPDATED 5/28/2010 The deadline for state applications in Phase Two of the Race to the Top (RttT) competition is next…

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Where to Begin?

April 21, 2010 | Blog

Where do I begin in critiquing such wrong-headed and vitriolic analysis of Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s veto of SB 6,…

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Full Disclosure

April 6, 2010 | Blog

The New Teacher Project (TNTP) this week released an excellent analysis of Race to the Top, Phase One state applications,…

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Teaching and Learning Conditions

April 6, 2010 | Blog

I’m catching up on education news and blogging after some well-spent time with our family in New York and Vermont…

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Race to the Top Semifinalists Announced, Analysis

March 4, 2010 | Blog

Today the U.S. Department of Education announced that 16 states have been selected as semifinalists in Phase One of the…

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Race To The Top: Pre-Game

February 28, 2010 | Blog

Thomas W. Carroll, the president of the Foundation for Education Reform and Accountability, provides a sound analysis of states’ chances…

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Maryland’s Taoiseach Proposes Reform

February 17, 2010 | Blog

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and state school Superintendent Nancy Grasmick can finally agree on one thing: O’Malley’s proposal to make…

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When Pigs Fly

January 21, 2010 | Blog

It’s not often I agree with the Wall Street Journal editorial page, but I guess pigs are flying today. The…

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