In many ways, the i3 competition is a much bigger logistical problem for the department than Race to the Top, which has higher stakes.
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February 05, 2010
January 19, 2010
With the deadline less than an hour away for states to get their Race to the Top applications in, many already are putting their exhaustive submissions online. It will be interesting to see if all states follow suit and publicize their applications. The U.S. Department of Education has said it won'...
January 13, 2010
It's interesting to speculate on who would have an edge if Race to the Top were purely, or even partly, political. And, despite the department's best efforts, if certain states get grants, I'm sure some folks out there will wonder whether politics had any sort of role in that decision.
December 16, 2009
New measure would include $23 billion to help save and create education jobs, on top of the economic-stimulus package which is already pouring more than twice that much state coffers for that purpose.
November 03, 2009
Race to the Top will be a key focus of tomorrow's speech, which will highlight Wisconsin's upcoming legislative vote to remove the "firewall" between student data and teacher evaluations.
November 03, 2009
The Education Department clarifies that Massachusetts' use of State Fiscal Stabilization Fund money did not violate the law
October 30, 2009
The first quarterly reports that detail these jobs numbers are now online at Recovery.gov, with state-by-state breakdowns of jobs saved and where the money has gone.
October 29, 2009
The first quarterly reports from states on how they spent their stimulus funds will be out tomorrow, and all sides will be scrutinizing the data, especially numbers on how many jobs were saved.
October 28, 2009
Way back in the spring, my colleague Christina Samuels wrote this story about how the U.S. Department of Education is taking a hard line with districts that aren't meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Apparently, districts that aren't in compliance with the ...
October 19, 2009
$16.5 billion. That's the amount of money that 36 states combined will need to find, somewhere, to get back to their 2008 K-12 funding levels after stimulus money runs out. That amounts to about 10 percent of these 36 states' combined budgets, according to my own calculations of figures presented ...