Race to the Top redux
The Obama administration continues its drive to push more money into education through competitive grants. The U.S. Department of Education has released details of the latest round: Race to the Top-District. The $400 million competition will award between $5 million and $40 million to districts doing the best job creating personalized learning environments and emphasizing college and career readiness.
The University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education thinks the latest focus highly favors the growing number of portfolio school districts. Portfolio districts build strong partnerships with high-performing charter schools and emphasize more freedom for principals and flexibility in uses of school time and funding. New York City, New Orleans, Chicago, Denver, Hartford, Baltimore, and Cleveland are among more than 25 districts pursuing a portfolio strategy.
Achenblog by Joel Achenbach
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