Tag Archives: education

Charter Oversight: Managing From Behind a Curtain

(This guest post was written by Nancy Connor and originally appeared on Thompson’s education blog, Title I-Derland.) Charter schools represent a growing concern to me because all of our 30+ charter schools are considered to be public schools under the umbrella of my…

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It’s All About the Beans

(This post was written by Chuck Edwards managing editor of Thompson Publishing Group’s federal education publications) In the wake of a 2011 presidential mandate to reduce administrative burden associated with grants, there has been a flurry of initiatives (see here…

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The Long and Winding Road…To the New York ‘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.) One of the things that immediately jumps out on reading the recent Reading First…

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Paper Beats Rock AND Scissors: More on the New York ‘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.)

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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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Sneak Preview: Obama Challenges Governors to Increase Education Funding

(This post is based on an upcoming article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can read the entire piece in their March 12 issue.) President Obama used his audience at the recent meeting of the National Governors Association as an…

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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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Consolidating Funds in Schoolwides: Is It Worth It?

(This guest post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Nancy Connor, director of federal programs for the Denver Public Schools.) One of the more puzzling “flexibilities” available under the ESEA is…

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Sneak Preview: Tribal Issues Get Administration Attention, Funding

(This post is excerpted from an article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can find the rest of the story in the Jan. 2 issue.) Leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes joined President Obama and senior administration officials at…

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Program Focus – Veterans Upward Bound

(This guest post was written by Karen Norris, the grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years experience supporting educational institutions in the state of Maryland and as a grants consultant.) The U.S. Department…

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