Daily Archives: June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dead


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USDOE Race to Top = more $$$$$

Statement by Secretary Duncan on the Role of Charter Schools in Turnaround Business
FOR RELEASE:June 25, 2009

“States need to have a plan to turn around their lowest-performing schools. I’m an advocate of using whatever model works for children and I want charter schools to join that work. But they won’t be able to get into the turnaround business in states that restrict the growth of charters. States that slow innovation are limiting opportunities for students and placing themselves at a competitive disadvantage for $4 billion in Race to the Top Fund grants.?”

“Let me be clear, I am not simply advocating for more charter schools. We need more good charter schools. There needs to be a high bar set for entry during the charter application process, and accountability systems need to link student achievement to instruction.”