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Race to the Top

Ok, Obama Won -- Now What?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

What would a healthy tension between vision and mission look like in an ideal second term when it comes to public education? I'd suggest three things.

What 4 More Years For Obama Means For Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. President Barack Obama's victory on Tuesday gives him a chance to build on the education p...

Loving Teachers Isn't Enough: Education Reform in the Election

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

Of all the campaign issues, education is certainly the one on which President Obama and Governor Romney seem to share the most middle ground. However, at the heart of their ideologies, the two men diverge.

Florida Terminates $20M Contract To Build Education Assistance Website

Posted 11.01.2012 | Education

Florida’s Department of Education has terminated its $20 million contract with Infinity Software Development, a Tallahassee technology company it hi...

Only ONE Local School District Applied For Federal School Grants

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Hurricane Sandy gave Southern California school districts a few extra days to send their applications to Washington D.C. for $400 million in Race to t...

Teachers Union Just Cost Us $40 Million

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.30.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unifed School District (LAUSD) has just lost out on $40 million of free federal money because the teachers union has declined to sign ...

Should State Education Chiefs Be Elected?

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

'I Don't Understand Why They Can't Say Yes To Free Money'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Facing an Oct. 30 deadline to file for a $40 million Race to the Top grant, Los Angeles Unified officials are still waiting for the teachers union to ...

The World Is... a Sisyphean Hill of Policy Smackdowns?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Programs like RTTT reflect a technocratic insensitivity to the actual rhythms of human beings, and a complete disregard for the necessity of building a shared emotional commitment for the changes we seek

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney: "I Love Teachers" But The Fed Doesn't Hire Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Much to the chagrin of moderator Bob Schieffer, Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy took a decidedly domestic turn. During a conv...

Joy Resmovits

Will Presidential Debate Change Weight Given To Education In 2012 Campaign?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, is frustrated. During the first presidential debate two weeks ago...

Thanks to Biden, Ryan for Not Talking About Education

Randy Turner | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

It is not that I don't think education is a subject worthy of national debate -- it is a critical issue in our society -- but it has been so botched by our two major political parties that I cringe every time education is mentioned in a political speech or debate.

Joy Resmovits

After Strike, Chicago Makes Sense Of Its Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Every Sunday, CEO of Chicago Public Schools Jean-Claude Brizard takes his 2-year-old son to breakfast. It's a "sacred" ritual, Brizard emph...

What's Next for School Reform?

John Thompson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
John Thompson

We can no longer afford to throw billions of dollars at innovations just because "reformers" think they sound like neat ideas.

Obama: Romney Education Plan 'Not A Recipe For Growth'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama and R...

Race to the Top: Start With Strengths

Connie Rath | Posted 12.01.2012 | Education
Connie Rath

Today's students need to know what their strengths are -- and education leaders need to teach students how to use these strengths.

America's Path to Economic Slavery Under the Republicans

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

By systematically dismantling the public education system and clamping down on college aid, the GOP is ensuring that children from low and middle-income families are denied the opportunity to obtain the basic skills and training needed to land well-paying jobs in the future.

Peter S. Goodman

'Callous and Unreasonable': Chicago Teachers Cast Strike As National Push-Back to Unfair Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education

CHICAGO –- Two weeks before teachers here went on strike, shutting down the third largest school system in the nation, a teenage boy was shot and ki...

Chicago Teachers Strike for Us All

Alan Singer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

I believe the Chicago teachers strike is an important stand in the battle to improve, even save, public education in the United States. As Karen Lewis said, "This fight is for the very soul of public education, not just only Chicago but everywhere."

Teacher Evaluations At Center Of Chicago Strike

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

CHICAGO — Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city's school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require perform...

Teachers' Unions Will Still Push Hard For Obama Despite Strike Tension

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The head of one of the country's largest teachers unions knows all too well the frustratio...

Education In America: Why It Matters In The Election

AP | CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The issue: States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say...

Public Charter School Movement Makes It 2 Decades Amid Criticism And Success

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

Twenty years ago today, the first public charter school, City Academy High School, opened in St. Paul, Minn. Now, more than two million -- or 4.2 perc...

Obama: America Can 'Out-Educate And Out-Compete' Any Country On Earth

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. President Barack Obama had barely begun his acceptance speech at the De...

Michelle Rhee: How Obama -- Or Romney -- Should Change Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools...