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August 25, 2009

Can the Stimulus Spur Reform and Avert Layoffs...

...all at the same time? Not really.

August 21, 2009

Colorado Circulates Race to the Top Petition

If the competition for a slice of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund were a K-12 class, Colorado would be the kid in front, furiously taking notes, and leaping up to answer every question.

August 20, 2009

California Lawmakers Racing Back for Race to the Top

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is calling a special session so that the state can get a slice of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant money. He wants to address the state's data firewall.

August 20, 2009

Duncan Tells Districts, Nonprofits What He's After With Innovation Fund

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outlined some specifics on just how that $650 million in "innovation" money made available under the stimulus will be doled out.

August 19, 2009

Stimulus Webinar: Check it Out!

Hungry for more details on the most-watched slice of the stimulus? You're in luck. is holding a webinar tomorrow at 2 p.m. on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and, in particular, the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund grant program. Guests will include Joanne Weiss, Race to ...

August 14, 2009

States Get $40 Million in Stimulus Help

States will get to keep at least $200,000 to help administer Title I and special education programs.

August 12, 2009

Gates Gives 15 States an Edge in Race to the Top

These states will get up to $250,000 each to hire consultants to help them complete their applications.

August 11, 2009

A 'Lockbox' Around Stimulus Reforms?

Detroit Public Schools' teacher union president raises the idea that his district needs to protect any education reforms that stem from its state financial takeover from being changed by future district leaders. Can the same idea be applied to stimulus reforms?

August 11, 2009

Race to the Top Application: Huge Time Thief?

It's going to take 642 hours for each state to complete the applications, the Education Department estimates.

August 06, 2009

Has Ed. Dept. Dissed State Legislators in Race to the Top?

You would be hard-pressed to find this important group mentioned in Education Department's proposed criteria.

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