Nominate a Local Hero for Black Voices for Black Justice Fund

Author: Paul Herdman

February 25th, 2021


The COVID Context: Delaware’s Falling School Enrollment

February 18th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Breaking Down Gov. Carney’s 2021 State of the State

January 29th, 2021

Author: Neil Kirschling


Other States in Race to the Top, Part 2

October 1st, 2009

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Louisiana is often talked about as a front runner in the Race to the Top grant competition. Here’s why. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the state implemented the Recover School District (RSD) to turnaround the state’s lowest performing schools.  Today, the RSD oversees 112 schools and has implemented a number of reforms to...

Other States Enter the Race to the Top

September 25th, 2009

Author: Michael Rasmussen

With $4+ Billion dollars in federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grants at stake, it’s no wonder that cash-strapped states are looking for ways to set themselves apart to win this race.  While each state has its own strengths and weaknesses, some have already been recognized for being out in front.  Colorado is widely seen to be a...

Open Letter to Secretary Duncan

September 2nd, 2009

Author: Paul Herdman

Last month, I wrote a letter to Secretary Arne Duncan expressing support for the U.S. Department of Education's ambitious education reform agenda. With respect to the $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant fund, I encouraged Secretary Duncan to award funds to only the most aggressive states, as has been the intention since the competition was...

An Opportunity Too Big To Miss

August 31st, 2009

Author: Sarah Grunewald

In a recent letter, the National Education Association (NEA) expressed concerns about major components of President Obama’s $4.35 billion Race to the Top (RTTT) grant competition. The union thinks the size of the program will inhibit effectiveness, opposes basing teacher evaluations in part on student performance, opposes expanding...