Vision 2015 and Delaware’s Race to the Top

October 30th, 2009

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Earlier this week Rodel co-sponsored “Vision 2015 and Delaware’s Race to the Top”.  This sold out event brought together over 500 education leaders from around the state, and around the nation, to talk about two critical issues, improving the quality of our teachers and turning around our lowest performing schools. ...

Op-Ed Review

October 19th, 2009

Author: Sarah Grunewald

The Sunday News Journal had four op-ed pieces that key into the education work going on here in Delaware and around the nation.  There was a piece by The News Journal laying out the four key reform areas Secretary Duncan and President Obama are pushing through Race to the Top, a piece about the need for more flexibility in our schools to help...

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...