What Race to the Top really requires

Here is what the US Department of Education says our signing on to the Race to the Top (RTTT) fund contest actually entails – willingness of all participating local school districts to “change their practices.” http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9215311&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Race to the Top: Joanne Weiss & Running the Race from Education Week on Vimeo. Did districts really understand this…

How’s that?

– Newspaper’s honest comments mirror what we’ve said for some time Following the Common Core Standards adoption hoopla this week, the Frankfort Journal issued a remarkably frank editorial titled “Raising the Bar” (subscription) that laid out some of the past failings of KERA with a notable amount of candor. The Journal admits that: “Even after…

What standards did we just adopt?

Yesterday, Kentucky’s education leaders tried to get a leg up on the Race to the Top (RTTT) federal education funding sweepstakes by jumping the gun on adopting the Common Core Standards. Those education standards are being created by a 48-state consortium under the sponsorship of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief…