U.S. Education Dept. decides Politico Pro costs too much

The U.S. Education Department wanted to buy an annual subscription to POLITICO Pro to read its education coverage but decided that it was too expensive. According to this solicitation, (which I found from a tweet by ed blogger Alexander Russo) the department’s Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO) wanted to “purchase a subscription to POLITICO Pro, […]

Charter schools named Race to Top finalists as ‘districts’

The U.S. Education Department just named 61 finalists in its Race to the Top-District competition that will divide nearly $400 million among those deemed to have the "best" school reform plans. The finalists -- which, to be clear, is intended for school districts, as the name of the competition suggests -- include charter schools, charter school networks, district consortiums, and boards of education. Districts from states that have already won Race to the Top money are also on the list. Interesting list.