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Column: Second term for Obama could give feds opportunity to change program culture

Gadi Dechter, the managing director for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, contends if President Barack Obama wins another four years in office, his performance management agenda would push for more data-driven program evaluations. This is part of Federal News Radio's special, week-long multimedia report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years

Tags: Gadi Dechter , Center for American Progress , Barack Obama , Obama Impact , budget , management , workforce , Investing in Innovation ,

Friday - 09/21/2012, 06:42am EDT

Government opens competition for new school grants

Following four months of public comment on a draft proposal, the Education Department unveiled its final criteria for the district-level competition, which will award 15 to 25 grants to districts that have at least 2,000 students and 40 percent or more who qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches _ a key poverty indicator.

Tags: Education Department , Michael Petrilli , Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Sunday - 08/12/2012, 12:01am EDT

Contest would focus on teacher quality

Tags: education , Arne Duncan , Congress

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:31pm EST

School board stands firm on Race to the Top stance

A last-ditch effort by State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick failed to compel Frederick County Board of Education members to change their minds about participating in Maryland's Race to the Top effort.

Tags: Nancy Grasmick , Frederick , Frederick Schools , Bonnie Borsa , Frederick County Board of Education , Frederick County School Board

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 12:04pm EDT