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Today in History: Race to the Top 

Announced on July 25, 2009 by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Race to the Top was a $4.35 billion grant for K-12 education reform to strengthen teaching and learning. It was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and sought several goals: develop rigorous standards and better assessments; adopt better …

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Today in History: No Child Left Behind 

Highly controversial and consequential it proved over its lifetime,¬†No Child Left Behind was signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002. This landmark legislation was co-authored by Representatives John Boehner (R-OH), George Miller (D-CA), and Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Judd Gregg (R-NH),¬†supporting¬†standards-based education reform, where high standards and measurable …

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Accountability and Youth 

Today I came across an article on Flavorwire entitled "Anti-Domestic Violence Group to Protest Odd Future at Pitchfork Fest". As I read the article I noticed the name of one of the members of Odd Future (a rap collective), Tyler the Creator. The name jumped out at me because a few weeks ago …

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