Author Archives: Thompson Education

Allegations on the Front Page, Exoneration on the Last: The New York State ‘Reading First’ Decision

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education, and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) More than five years after the Office of Inspector General issued an audit report…

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Grant Reform: The Engineer’s Lament

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education, and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) In the dramatic grants reform proposal released on Friday by the Office of Management…

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High Court Considers Challenge to Grants-in-Aid

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education, and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) Columnist George Will Sunday highlighted an oft-overlooked challenge to the “quid pro quo” theory behind…

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The Earmarks Shuffle

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education, and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) Ever since earmarks — funds directed to named grantees — started cropping up in…

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Keeping the Auditors Happy

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) I was recently reminded of a quote by James Carville, the ragin’ Cajun, uttered…

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Supreme Court to Weigh in on Federal Grants

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) Responding to the Supreme Court’s Nov. 14 decision to consider a constitutional challenge to…

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Squeezing It Dry

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) The Obama administration is squeezing the 2009 stimulus to get every possible job out…

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You Can Have Your Say, But Only If You Act Now!

(This post was written by Travis Hicks, one of Thompson’s federal education policy editors, and originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education.) I understand the need for expediency when pushing out criteria for a competition like…

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Educlichés

(This list was originally posted by Andrew Brownstein, one of Thompson’s federal education policy editors, and recently appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 policy.) Listening [earlier this month] to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan repeat, for possibly…

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One Waiver You Can Count On

(This post is excerpted from Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) By all accounts, a prime candidate for one of Arne Duncan’s planned waivers is…

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