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Sorry for the delay in bringing you more detail on that new, national database on schools identified as eligible for a piece of the $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement Grants. Here is an analysis that Annenberg researchers and a new coalition called the Communities for Excellent Public Schools put together based on the more than 2,100 schools that states have slated for possible turnaround. The analysis also includes the entire lineup of the Tier I and Tier II low-performing schools that states have identified. A few key findings, most of which won't surprise anyone: Nationally, 81 ...

Michele McNeil has the news over at Politics K-12. We managed to be pretty darn accurate on our picks, getting 17 of them right. Surprises? Arizona and Hawaii, though Patrick Riccards, aka eduflack, predicted Arizona might make the cut because it got help from the Gates Foundation to prepare its Round Two application....

More than 2,100 schools across the 50 states and the District of Columbia are identified as eligible for a piece of the $3.5 billion in school improvement money.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce the state finalists for the $3.4 billion federal competition tomorrow.

But schools remain largely off the radar screen in battle to become the state's next chief executive.

New Jersey governor seeks to cap hefty school administrator salaries and raises questions about what the real value of superintendents ought to be.

The Alabama Education Association actively campaigned against the favored GOP candidate in the state's runoff election.

Duncan proposes a change to ESEA draft to require parental and community involvement in school turnaround efforts.

The governor suggests that getting rid of the state chief's job would help streamline bureaucracy and save California money.

For the second time in two months, education advocates sue California for its school finance system.

Based on a sample of five states, low-performing schools are overwhelmingly choosing the intervention first seen by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as a last resort.

California had to revise and clarify its application for $416 million in Title I School Improvement Grants four times.

Congressional members want Texas Gov. Rick Perry to spend proposed new stimulus dollars to save education jobs and create new ones.

In some states, charters make up a significant portion of the schools that perform poorly enough to qualify for the Title I School Improvement Grants.


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