As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obama's Race to the Top competition, many of us are contemplating whether or not it was a success. After much reflection, I decided to write an opinion piece, assessing it on its merits. Toward the end of the piece, I will issue a letter grade (A-F) denoting the result of my evaluation.
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July 22, 2014
July 21, 2014
Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.
February 04, 2014
At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.
September 16, 2013
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, both of which support the common core, are staging events to discuss education issues this week.
August 27, 2013
Complex issues require complex decisions about how and what we communicate.
February 13, 2013
Is the state of the union really getting stronger? President Obama thinks so, but it certainly doesn't feel like it on the streets of Chicago.
October 17, 2012
In honor of my friends Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody I am publically submitting the following letter to President Obama. Diane, Anthony and teachers, administrators, students and parents from across the nation are doing this today. 10/17/12 Dear President Obama: As an elementary school principa...
June 26, 2012
The National PTA and the White House, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, are seeking PTA volunteers who are "Champions of Change" in their educational communities.
December 16, 2011
Six states of the nine states that will share $500 million are repeat Race to the Top winners: Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
October 17, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stumping for President Obama's jobs act, saying GOP calls to cut spending are misguided, from an education and economic standpoint.