If you're enough of an education policy geek to read this blog regularly, you probably remember the Aspen Commission on the Future of No Child Left Behind, which ramped up in 2006 and was charged with devising a bipartisan set of recommendations for improving the law. At the helm were two former governors, Tommy Thompson, a Republican from Wisconsin, and Roy Barnes, a Democrat from Georgia. And leading the staff was Alex Nock, who is now a top aide for Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. Recommendations included providing states with incentives for ...
The Education Department will be posting an open letter seeking Race to the Top peer reviewers within days.
If the competition for a slice of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund were a K-12 class, Colorado would be the kid in front, furiously taking notes, and leaping up to answer every question.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is calling a special session so that the state can get a slice of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant money. He wants to address the state's data firewall.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outlined some specifics on just how that $650 million in "innovation" money made available under the stimulus will be doled out.
Hungry for more details on the most-watched slice of the stimulus? You're in luck. Edweek.org is holding a webinar tomorrow at 2 p.m. on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and, in particular, the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund grant program. Guests will include Joanne Weiss, Race to the Top director at the U.S. Department of Education, and Susan A. Gendron, Maine’s commissioner of education and board president of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Politics K-12's own Michele McNeil will be moderating. You can preregister and watch it live. And if ...
The chancellor of the D.C. public school system makes ,O magazine's "Power List" as one of Washington's most controversial but effective leaders.
Duncan told a rural town hall that the issue of recruiting and retaining good leaders is not 'unique to rural communities.'
States will get to keep at least $200,000 to help administer Title I and special education programs.
If you were in Minnesota for the Republican convention last year or in D.C, during the inauguration you may have been lucky enough to catch the Al and Newt Education Equality Project Show. In case you missed it, it basically involves Rev. Al Sharpton and former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich high-fiving and fist-bumping and telling everyone about how their similarities on education policy transcend their differences on... just about everything else. They're pro-charter, pro-merit pay, pro-accountability, and they play well with all sorts of audiences. At the convention, a room full of conservative Republican delegates gave Sharpton a ...