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The Buy-In Myth
Despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, states should favor boldness over buy-in in round two of the Race to the Top competition, Dan Weisberg writes.
April 29, 2010 – Education Week
As they consider how to go forward in reauthorizing the law, members mull how the push for common academic standards fits into the picture.
April 29, 2010 – Education Week
Al Ramirez, a former chief state school officer, argues that the scales have been tipped too much toward centralized decisionmaking, robbing American education of its historical strengths.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst questions whether the Obama administration has the authority to set the policies that are determining its allocation of stimulus funding.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is repealing a Bush-era policy that some critics argue was a way to avoid complying with federal law in providing equal opportunities for female athletes.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
The Comprehensive School Reform program has yielded disappointing results, according to a federally funded evaluation of the program.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided last week over a case that turns on whether public colleges and schools may deny full recognition and benefits to student religious groups that require members to subscribe to their beliefs.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
A federal judge signed a joint settlement agreement last week that puts an end to a 26-year-old special education lawsuit in Baltimore.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
Lawmakers and the Obama administration weigh the need to include a range of important support services amid fiscal pressures.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
The president's proposed increases to the fund could help more states and districts create effective performance-pay systems, Bryan C. Hassel and Dan Katzir write.
April 21, 2010 – Education Week

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