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November 23, 2010

Review of Competitive Grant Programs Underway at Ed. Dept.

Officials say they want to take "lessons learned" from i3 and Race to the Top and apply them for a review of all of the agency's competitive grant program, including the Teacher Incentive Fund and School Improvement grants.

September 16, 2010

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley Rips Race to the Top

The longtime Democratic mayor of Chicago says the Race to the Top competition should have rewarded Illinois and his city for their work improving schools.

March 08, 2010

Senate Education Committee to Kick Off ESEA Renewal

We've heard a bit about the process for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in the House, while the Senate has been relatively silent on the issue. But it sounds like that could change tomorrow when the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee holds its very fir...

May 13, 2009

Education Musical Chairs in Colorado

Michael Johnston, a charter school principal and a former education adviser for the Obama campaign, will fill the Colorado State Senate seat vacated by Peter Groff, who has a new job with the feds.

December 10, 2008

Denver Superintendent Enters Education Secretary Sweepstakes

From guest blogger David J. Hoff: Michael Bennet is the latest to have his name surface as a potential secretary of education. Jonathan Alter mentioned the Denver superintendent in his Newsweek column about Bill Gates using his philanthropic efforts to influence national and federal K-12 policy. B...

October 23, 2008

Advisers Spar Over Teacher Policy

Education advisers for both presidential candidates clash at the Teachers College debate over teacher pay, preparation, and professionalism. Watch the video.

October 21, 2008

Portfolio Confusion and the Education Advisers' Debate

The event at Teachers College reflects that neither Obama nor McCain have been very specific on testing issues under the No Child Left Behind Act.

October 02, 2008

Education and the Next President

Register now to watch the Webcast of a live debate Oct. 21 between top education advisers to Barack Obama and John McCain.

September 16, 2008

A Debate With a Little More Spice

Top McCain education adviser Lisa Graham Keegan and Jon Schnur, one of Obama's advisers, have a spirited discussion of the issues.

August 12, 2008

Education Advisers, In Their Own Words

Minnesota Public Radio had a nearly hour-long conversation yesterday with education advisers for Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, which you can listen to through the station's web site. Former Arizona schools' chief Lisa Graham Keegan for McCain and Steve Robinson, a former science ...

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