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October 19, 2009

White House: Stimulus Saved 250,000 Education Jobs So Far

This is a preview of what the public will see when the first quarterly stimulus reports are made public on Oct. 30.

September 23, 2009

Ed. Dept.: 4 States Are Ripe for Stimulus Slip-Ups

Those identified as "high risk" for possible stimulus spending problems are California, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas. D.C. and Puerto Rico also made the list.

September 23, 2009

UPDATED: Gates Spreading 'Race to the Top' Help to All States

After getting feedback from NGA and CCSSO, the Gates Foundation changes course.

September 22, 2009

What Happened to that Facilities Money in the Stimulus?

Remember the compromise Congress came up with on school facilities in order to pass the economic-stimulus package? Proponents decided to ditch the billions in school construction grants to win support from moderate lawmakers for the overall stimulus. Instead, school districts were allowed to use a p...

September 04, 2009

Quick: Name the 4 States That Haven't Spent an Ed Stimulus Dime

The stimulus slowpokes are Alaska, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and New Mexico.

September 01, 2009

Innovation Grants—Grab 'em While You Can

By guest blogger Erik Robelen: As school districts, charter operators, and other nonprofits anxiously await further details from the Education Department on the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund, Congress appears disinclined to pony up much, if any, extra money down the road to keep the pro...

September 01, 2009

Gov. Moonbeam Assails Proposed Race to the Top Rules

Jerry Brown tells Arne Duncan that draft rules display "pervasive technocratic bias and an uncritical faith in the power of social science."

August 31, 2009

Race to the Top Comments Are In

Hundreds of good questions showcase just how difficult it is try to apply one set of criteria to 50 different states.

August 28, 2009

Clock's Ticking on Race to the Top Comments

The deadline for comments on the Race to the Top guidance is rapidly approaching, so hurry up and get your critiques in. Then, if you haven't already, be sure to read my colleague Steve Sawchuk's story on NEA's comments. And, (almost) hot off the presses, four education redesign-oriented groups ...

August 26, 2009

Arne Duncan's $3.5 Billion Lever for Turning Around Failing Schools

Proposed regulations for Title I school improvement grants would require districts to adopt one of four reform models.

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