Ever since the US Department of Education announced the winners of the Investing in Innovation (I3) competition, critics have asked whether the awardees are innovative enough. The question itself is part of what has become a vicious cycle in education: What’s new? What’s next? What’s the silver bullet?
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Seven hundred million dollars sounds like a lot of money, but sixty thousand dollars a year – the annual Race to the Top allocation for one Florida school district – doesn’t, especially when you consider the amount of change that the US Department of Education is expecting across the four assurance areas in return.
In August, Congress gave $10 billion to states in the “Edujobs” bill, which the Administration estimated to save or create 160,000 teacher jobs.
On September 2, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the winners of the last major competition for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Includes articles on RTTT Phase 2 winners, RTTT assessments, Edujobs, i3 winning programs, and more!
Phase II of the Race to the Top competition began with 35 states submitting applications. In July, that number was reduced to 19 finalists and at the end of August, just 10 states were selected as winners.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today congratulated the 10 winners of the Race to the Top competition’s second phase: the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education strongly opposing the draft gainful employment regulation which would require an arbitrary debt-to-income ratio for certain institutions of higher education. The Chamber urged the Department to withdraw the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, citing the harmful, unintended consequence of limiting students’ access to educational opportunities.
Includes articles on RTTT Phase 2, i3 Finalists, Edujobs, School Improvement Grants, and more!