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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D-Day

January 19, 2010 | Blog

Today is the deadline for state applications in the first round of the Race to the Top grant competition. The…

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Updates on the Race: 01-15-2010

January 15, 2010 | Blog

Round-one applications are due on January 19, 2010… CALIFORNIABay Area schools are Racing to the Top (Contra Costa Times) ILLINOIS70…

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Updates on the Race: 01-14-2010

January 14, 2010 | Blog

COLORADORttT bill is fast-tracked (Denver Post) CONNECTICUT75 school districts on board (New Haven Register) ILLINOISLegislation revamps teacher evaluations; governor’s signature…

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