Shining (a little) Light on Net Price

July 1, 2011 | Blog

I must admit, I got a little excited when I (virtually) opened the Chronicle this morning and saw that the…

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Unintended, Unforeseen Consequences

February 8, 2011 | Blog

The challenges surrounding the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) plan to replace principals at underperforming schools across the nation (New…

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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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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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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 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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More Good Decisions

February 24, 2010 | Blog

Kudos to the Obama administration for nominating some very fine colleagues to the National Board of Education Sciences! Adam Gamoran…

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Race To The Top: Under The Hood

November 13, 2009 | Blog

My colleagues and I at the New Teacher Center submitted revised language during the public comment period to strengthen proposed…

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