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June 21, 2011

Early Learning Challenge: Where are the Foundations?

If I were a foundation that had invested significant funding in early childhood education over the past decade, I can tell you exactly what I'd be doing right now. I'd be offering grants to states to help them plan for and write their applications for the federal Early Learning Challenge competition...

June 20, 2011

Fox Mulder, Charlie Barone, and the Early Learning Challenge

DFER's Charlie Barone has written a really phenomenal post on the ESEA waivers issue and broader state of play on NCLB (seriously, if you haven't read it yet, click here and don't return until you have). But in addition to his excellent points on those issues, Charlie's post also helps frame why I h...

June 07, 2011

Who's Going to Apply for i3 Grants This Year?

Per the previous post, I'm really curious about who, of the organizations that applied for but did not win i3 grants last year, is going to take another shot this year. Due to the very high number of applicants last year, there were a number of really excellent applications that did not get funded*,...

June 07, 2011

i3 Round 2: A Quick Look At Key Changes

The Department of Education chose to release the new i3 competition notice of applications on Friday, so I'm just getting around to looking at them today. A few big changes from last year worth noting: Smaller maximum awards: Given the smaller overall pot of funds ($150 million this year, compared...

May 25, 2011

Too Soon to Celebrate New Early Learning Challenge Race to Top Funds

Big Race to the Top announcement today from Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius: Of the $700 appropriated by Congress, $500 will be used for a new "Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge" competition, and $200 will be open for competition among the 9 states that were "Runners Up" in RTT round 2. Th...

April 20, 2011

'Those Who Don't Learn From Their History ...'

By guestblogger Alexandra Usher There has been a lot of debate lately about the federal government's proper role in education, with some pundits and politicians casually throwing around the suggestion that "the feds get out of education", and others calling for the total elimination of the Depart...

March 15, 2011

Beyond the Geezer Wars: Comparing Early Childhood and Pell Funding

As states and the federal government tighten their fiscal belts, we're seeing increasing attention to the intergenerational distribution of public spending and cuts--and concern that policymakers are protecting benefits for the elderly at the expense of substantial cuts in investments in education a...

January 25, 2011

SOTU Reax: Higher Ed, Crushing ESEA and Early Childhood Dreams (but a plug for DREAM)?

Despite all the hype leading up to it, there was, as my colleague Andrew Rotherham notes, not a lot of substance on K-12 education in tonight's State of the Union Address. Most of what was there was not new (see below) or feel-goody: calls for parental responsibility, calls to respect teachers, call...

January 24, 2011

Pre-SOTU Blast from the Past

Tuesday's State of the Union address has launched a fun game in D.C. education policy and media circles. It goes like this: some folks are reporting breathlessly that the President is going to make education a key theme of the speech, launching a big push to reauthorize ESEA. Then others respond: "t...

January 05, 2011

Think You Can Ignore Early Ed in 2011? Better Think Twice!

So the CW in Washington these days is that early ed issues are "out" (in the words of eduflack Patrick Riccards) and that, with early ed advocates having lost key battles in 2010, and the incoming Tea Party Congress no fan of guv'mint-funded early childhood programs, nobody should expect much action...

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