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Race to the Top for Districts Grant Competition: Round 2

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The Department of Education has posted the 2013 grant application for Round 2 of the Race to the Top for Districts (RTT-D) grant. Applications are due October 3. Continue reading

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Race to the Top for Districts: Four Alternative Funding Strategies

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Nearly 1,200 school districts participated in the Race to the Top for Districts competition across 371 applications. But with only 16 applicants winning the coveted award, most are left with outstanding plans that are unfunded. Please join us on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Race to the Top for Districts: Project Planning Conversation-Starters

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Nearly 900 school districts have submitted their intent to apply for the new Race to the Top for Districts grant, but only 15-25 will be awarded. With applications due October 30, all prospective applicants should be well into the project … Continue reading

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Race to the Top for Districts Grant: Where to Start?

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Tips on getting a head start in the Race to the Top for Districts Grant This week, applicants across the country have contacted Pearson’s Grants Team with questions on how to apply for the new Race to the Top grant … Continue reading

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Tips for Writing the Race to the Top for Districts Grant

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A new federal grant competition has districts buzzing this fall. The “Race to the Top-District” grant will award 15-25 applicants that have an innovative vision for personalized learning environments.  Awards will range between $5 million and $40 million, depending on … Continue reading

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How ESEA waiver will affect Title I funding

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If your state has submitted an application for an ESEA waiver, did you know that will affect your Title I funding? See the map below for which states have been approved for ESEA waivers. Here’s a quick overview of how … Continue reading

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The Higher Education Blues

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State, Local, and Net Tuition Revenue Supporting General Operating Expenses of Higher Education U.S., Fiscal Year 2010, Current (unadjusted) Dollars

I’ve got some good news, and some bad news. The good news? A report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) shows that state and local funding for higher education held steady for 2011. The bad news? The … Continue reading

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2012-2013 federal education budget

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Congress has finalized the federal education budget for the 2012-13 school year.  With all the rhetoric about cutting federal spending, I expected deep cuts across the board.  But education actually came out fairly well. Programs receiving increases: Title I  +$60M … Continue reading

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Funding drama ahead

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Back in August, the issue of raising the debt ceiling was all over the headlines.  But public interest has been diverted to new scandals, government upheavals across the globe, and juicy celebrity gossip. In two weeks, you will see this … Continue reading

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6 States awarded Striving Readers grants

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The Department of Education has awarded six states the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant: Georgia, $25,650,000 Louisiana, $28,500,000 Montana, $7,600,000 Nevada, $14,250,000 Pennsylvania, $38,000,000 Texas, $66,500,000 Each awarded state will hold a grant competition among school districts and early childhood … Continue reading

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