Escalante Update

Jaime Escalante, the legendary teacher who inspired the movie “Stand and Deliver” with his precedent-breaking AP courses for Hispanic kids in inner-city Los Angeles almost 30 years ago, is fighting a new battle, this time with cancer. For more on this remarkable teacher, check out the latest Los Angeles Times update. Escalante’s students say he…

Race to the Top scoring may not determine final awards

Kentucky’s education leaders really knocked themselves out putting together our application for the Race to the Top federal education funding competition. Except for the glaring omission of charter school legislation, the state’s edu-team tried everything they could think of to garner every possible point in the published scoring scheme. Well, Education Week now reports(subscription?): “…the…