The AP's Libby Quaid has an interesting story about how Education Secretary Arne Duncan has put in writing a threat we've heard before: that if states play shell games with the economic-stimulus money intended to help stabilize their budgets, they may be at a competitive disadvantage when it comes t...
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June 15, 2009
Applications from states will be due in December and June.
June 14, 2009
The Race to the Top Fund is now down to $4 billion for states.
June 12, 2009
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June 11, 2009
As we mentioned yesterday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is talking tough about the need for state data systems to include some sort of indicator that can be used to tie teachers to their students' performance. Who knows whether it will happen in California, Duncan's new poster child for the ...
June 10, 2009
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has added more tough talk to his stump speech. Just yesterday, he urged states to strike down laws that prohibit them from using data systems to link individual teachers to student outcomes. Today he hit that theme again, singling out California's law, which he...
June 08, 2009
The Education Secretary took states to task for enacting laws barring student test scores from being used in teacher-evaluation decisions.
June 04, 2009
As part of the Obama administration's larger effort to help communities affected by the near-collapse of the U.S. auto industry, Education Secretary Arne Duncan is doing his part. He announced today in Milwaukee a new competitive grant program to help develop more community college programs to hel...
June 01, 2009
From guest blogger Erik Robelen: Apparently, a Democratic lawmaker in Texas didn’t get the talking points from Education Secretary Arne Duncan about expanding the charter schools sector. A bill that would have allowed more charters to open in Texas was killed on the floor of the state's House of...