Making Education News: 11/21/2013

1.  219 Race to the Top applications made it on time to the U.S. Department of Education and represent 678 total school systems in 44 states. Awards will range from $4 million to $30 million, for a total of $120 million. 2.  Some school reform groups are taking issue...

Education in the News: 9/12/2013

1. Apparently, Obama is skirting Congress and funding his universal pre-K through Obamacare, since raising tobacco taxes seems unlikely. 2. Already pinched for funding, our public schools boards are trying to avoid providing health care benefits to substitutes and...

Currently in Education: 12/6/2012

Turns out districts applying for the latest Race to the Top grant competition will, in many cases, spend more applying than they’d receive if they win–sometimes nine times more. A Time and Carnegie Corporation poll of 1,000 adults found that 80% believe...