It’s Thursday, better known as Friday Eve here at the Alliance. The weather here in Washington is beautiful, perfect for getting a beach chair, applying suntan lotion, and…sitting on the sidewalk on Connecticut Avenue reading the following education policy announcements.
Education Week’s Michele McNeil asks “Will Small Districts Even Bother Competing in New Race to Top?” and answers her own question with “Odds are, probably not.” The new district-level Race to the Top competition opened up on Sunday. In the 76 days before applications for the $400 million in funds are due, how many districts will find the time and energy to complete the 116 page application? McNeil analyzes what might keep small districts from getting into the Race.Read Entire Post