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August 31, 2010

Race to the Top, and Reflections on the Bush Era

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

July 27, 2010

Nineteen Finalists for Race to Top, Round Two

Michele McNeil has the news over at Politics K-12. We managed to be pretty darn accurate on our picks, getting 17 of them right. Surprises? Arizona and Hawaii, though Patrick Riccards, aka eduflack, predicted Arizona might make the cut because it got help from the Gates Foundation to prepare its Ro...

July 26, 2010

Race to Top Madness (Sort of) Strikes Again!

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce the state finalists for the $3.4 billion federal competition tomorrow.

June 04, 2010

N.J. Ed. Commish: Race to Top's First Casualty?

Bret Schundler faces harsh criticism from Gov. Chris Christie over negotiations with state teachers' union.

June 01, 2010

Race to Top, Round 2: The Contenders

Michele's got the full list of states posted over at Politics K-12, so we can officially kick off our prognosticating on who the likely victors will be in Round 2 of the Race to the Top sweepstakes. It's certainly not going out on a limb to predict that strong finishers in Round One are likely to b...

May 18, 2010

Bill Clinton Says New York Charter Cap Should Be Lifted

Former president weighs in on controversy over changing state charter school law.

May 12, 2010

Emotions Run High in Colorado's Teacher Tenure Debate

Lawmakers are set to cast final vote today on the measure that would upend that state's teacher tenure rules.

April 20, 2010

Conn. Reform Group Buys TV Ads to Push Race to Top Bid

ConnCAN steps up the pressure on Connecticut lawmakers to enact legislation the reform group says will bolster the state's competitiveness for round two of Race to the Top.

April 15, 2010

Maine's Schools Chief Steps Down

From guest blogger Catherine Gewertz: Susan A. Gendron, Maine's commissioner of education is leaving her job. Word is that she's going to help lead one of the groups, or "consortia," of states that have formed to get Race to the Top money to design new assessment systems. The news left one state l...

April 14, 2010

Will Race to Top Push Holdout States to Pass Charter Laws?

Mississippi and Kentucky have charter school legislation pending, but neither state is a lock to approve a new law.

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