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September 12, 2011

Race to Top Runners-Up: Favorites and Underdogs

To qualify for $200 million in new Race to the Top grants, the nine runners-up from last year's state competition will have to maintain the same reform conditions that made them finalists in the first place.

August 31, 2011

Chiefs for Change Worried About Race to Top Delays

In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the 10-member group Chiefs for Change say the Race to the Top winners must be held accountability for fully implementing their plans.

August 24, 2011

Highlights from Arne Duncan's Twitter Town Hall

We learned from Arne Duncan's first Twitter town hall that 10 days of testing is too much, merit pay for teachers should be voluntary, and that the U.S. Secretary of Education is a Twitter "novice."

August 23, 2011

Newest Race to the Top Stresses Early Ed. Rating Systems

States seeking some of the $500 million in new Race to the Top money have until Oct. 19 to say how they will improve early education programs through new standards, assessments, and rating systems.

August 23, 2011

Steven Brill: The Ed. Dept.'s Race to the Top Missteps

In this Q-and-A with author Steven Brill, he questions whether Hawaii and New York deserved their Race to the Top awards.

August 15, 2011

Ed. Dept. Allows Montana to Rewrite Its NCLB History

Montana gets to reset its proficiency targets so more schools make adequate yearly progress this year, under a deal reached with the U.S. Department of Education.

August 09, 2011

Calif. Forgoes Data Grant, Jeopardizes Other Stimulus Funds

By forgoing work on a data system for teacher information, California may be jeopardizing its nearly $6 billion State Fiscal Stabilization Fund grant.

August 08, 2011

Reaction Pours in on NCLB Waiver Announcement

State officials give a thumbs-up to the idea of wiggle room from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, but others sound a note of caution.

August 08, 2011

Obama Gives Go-Ahead for NCLB Waivers to States

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will spell out in September what states will have to do to get waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.

August 03, 2011

Are 82% of Schools 'Failing' Under NCLB, as Duncan Warned?

Based on states that have already reported their "adequate yearly progress" or AYP results, the failure rate for schools may not be nearly as the high as the 82 percent that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan predicted.

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