August 2010 Archives

A scholar sees parallels between implementing Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind.

Eight of the nine winning states in the second round of Race to the Top competition are hosting governors' races this fall. And the District of Columbia is hosting a key mayor's race.

Gubernatorial candidates in Illinois, New Mexico, and Wisconsin tout ideas for raising money for schools, and cutting costs.

The Gates foundation supported nine of the 12 winning Race to the Top proposals over two rounds of the competition.

I'm Sean Cavanagh, and I'll be covering state policy for EdWeek.

What percentage of Virginia students have to be on grade level in each school to make "adequate yearly progress" under the No Child Left Behind Act? After this year, the state doesn't actually know and neither, apparently, does the U.S. Department of Education.

So long, fellow state policy wonks. After four and a half great years at Education Week, today is my last day, and this will be my final post for this space. I'm moving on to ply my skills at the Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Md. The state turf and this blog will soon belong to a soon-to-be-named successor. In the meantime, you can get your fix of state-related policy news over at Politics K-12, Curriculum Matters, and Teacher Beat. Thanks to those of you who read, commented on, and constructively criticized what I wrote here, and an extra ...


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