As we wait for the official tally of entrants into round two of Race to the Top, join me at edweek.org for an online chat today at 3 p.m. Eastern featuring Steven Brill, who recently penned two pieces on Race to the Top and will take your questions. His main piece, in the New York Times Magazine, examined the overall effect Race to the Top is having on the country’s education reform dynamic, particularly on the relationship policymakers have with teachers’ unions. He wrote a companion piece for Edweek that delved into the wonkiness of the 500-point grading system and the peer review judging process.
If you can’t tune in at 3 p.m., you can submit questions in advance here. And check back later for a transcript.
Shortly after the Brill chat ends, so will the window for states to submit their Race to the Top round-two applications. They’re due at 4:30 p.m. Eastern, on the dot. Several states have already announced they’re bowing out, per this latest Associated Press story and my earlier blog item.
We hope to get the full list of applicants still tonight from the U.S. Department of Education, so check back here often once the deadline passes.