By Christian D’Andrea MacIver Institute Education Policy Analyst When 2012’s Race to the Top winners were first announced, it appeared as though Wisconsin was on the losing side of the ledger once again. Now, thanks to a new round of… Read More Wisconsin Finally in Line for Race to the Top Funding
By Christian D’Andrea MacIver Institute Education Policy Analyst Over a year ago, many Wisconsinites were disappointed when the state not only failed to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grant money in the Race to the Top (RTTT)… Read More Given Concerns in States Failing to Make Progress, Did Wisconsin Win by Losing Out on Race to the Top Money?
While Wisconsin saw only minor improvements in Phase II of its Race to the Top (RTTT) application, other states showed that major gains were possible in a short amount of time. After the first round of judging, Wisconsin placed 26th… Read More Additional Analysis of Race to the Top Contest Shows Other States Made Progress that Wisconsin Did Not
After months of lauding the state’s improvement in the second round of the federal Race to the Top competition, an analysis of the grant reviewers’ scorecards shows Wisconsin actually performed worse in the national rankings. Wisconsin’s application finished 27th out… Read More Scorecards Reveal Cause for Wisconsin’s Race to the Top Failure
The Federal “Race to the Top” grant application process was launched right here in Wisconsin. On November 4, 2009, President Barack Obama came to Wright Middle School in Madison to announce the new national competition for one-time federal education dollars…. Read More Reviewing Wisconsin’s Failure in the Race to the Top Grant Process
August 11, 2010 [Madison, Wisc…] Wisconsin was a two-time loser in the federal Race to the Top program because the state has abandoned its once-strong commitment to innovative education reform, according to a new report by the John K. MacIver… Read More MacIver Institute Issues Report on Wisconsin’s Race to the Top Failure
UPDATED MacIver News Service | July 27, 2010 [Madison, Wisc…] Wisconsin has failed in its second attempt to receive federal education dollars sent to states that embrace reform and the pursuit of excellence in education. In the first round of… Read More Wisconsin Once Again Fails in Educational Race to the Top
First some definitions of commonly used acronyms in the education reform debate. WEAC – The Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state’s largest teachers’ union and the largest obstacle to innovative reform in the classrooms across the state. RTTT- Race to… Read More Race to the Top Runs Into Brick Wall, Again
MacIver News Service – [Madison, Wisc…] In the quest for Race to the Top federal education dollars, Wisconsin wasn’t even close, despite what some are calling an outright lie on its application to the U.S. Department of Education. Page 240… Read More Did State Lie on Race to the Top Application?
Revised 7:30pm MacIver News Service – Wisconsin’s reluctance to tie student performance to teacher evaluations, and the lack of cooperation from local teacher union leaders have cost the state perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars in one-time federal education grant… Read More Race to the Top Scorecards Public – Wisconsin Falls Way Short