News Archive

These articles were published at the time the Race to the Top Coalition was preparing its application for federal Race to the Top funding and advocating for passage of An Act Relevant to the Achievement Gap in 2009.  

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News

Read articles about the original Race to the Top legislation:

August 26, 2010, Boston Globe Editorial: "For Mass., reform bears fruit"

August 25, 2010, Boston Globe: "Mass. wins $250m for schools"

August 25, 2010, The Patriot Ledger: "Massachusetts Wins ‘Race to the Top’ Money for Schools"

August 24, 2010, Associated Press: Mass. Wins Race to the Top Funds"

August 24, 2010, The Boston Business Journal, State House News Service: "Mass. Lands Race to the Top Funds"

August 24, 2010, The Republican: "Massachusetts Among 10 Regions to get Federal ‘Race to the Top’ Education Funding" 

August 24, 2010, Education Week: "Race to Top Winners Rejoice, Losers Parse Scores"

August 24, 2010, Education Week: "Race to Top: Duncan Dishes out Praise, and Sympathy"

August 24, 2010, Education Week: Updated: "Race to Top Round 2: Announcing the Winners"

August 24, 2010, Boston Herald: "Mass. wins $250M in federal education reform funds"

August 24, 2010, New York Times: "Eastern States Dominate in Winning School Grants"

August 24, 2010, Lowell Sun: "Massachusetts 'Race to the Top' winner"

August 24, 2010, Worcester Telegram, Cape Cod Times: "Mass. wins Race to the Top funds"

August 24, 2010, Christian Science Monitor: "Race to the Top school reforms: Will they make a difference?"

August 24, 2010, Washington Post: "Efforts to revamp schools by D.C., Maryland result in $325 million"

August 24, 2010, The Boston Globe, “Mass. awarded $250 million in Race to the Top competition

January 22, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Schools to get donated furniture”

January 22, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Charter confusion: Gloucester mess exposes weaknesses”

January 22, 2010, The Republican, “West Springfield schools superintendent Suzanne Marotta would use Race to the Top funds for teacher merit pay”

January 22, 2010, Dedham Transcript, “Dedham teacher union president says grant has 'a lot of strings attached'”

January 22, 2010, Times-Tribune, “Awaking from a dream to face an education nightmare”

January 21, 2010, Malden Observer, “Closing the education achievement gap”

January 21, 2010, Andover Townsman, “Teachers union's decision created missed opportunity for town: Missed opportunity on education”

January 21, 2010, Wall Street Journal, “Race to the Middle? How to make a little education reform money go a long way”

January 21, 2010, Boston Globe, “Town budget override effort starts early”

January 21, 2010, Dorchester Reporter, “Ed law expected to bring ‘in-district’ charters to Dot”

January 21, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Northborough-Southborough school board needs more data for revenue forecast”

January 21, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Reform, maybe: New ed law takes aim at urban gaps”

January 21, 2010, The Republican, “Agawam: Aid may save jobs”

January 21, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Charter schools help students succeed”

January 21, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Lowell to weigh taking over beleaguered charter school”

January 21, 2010, Newburyport Daily News, “Some hope in education reform law”

January 21, 2010, Community Advocate, “Polito pleased with proposed education bill”

January 21, 2010, Detroit News, “Teacher union obstruction strengthens Michigan in Race to the Top competition”

January 21, 2010, New York Daily News, “Charter School Association continues fight to raise cap in hopes of collecting federal cash”

January 21, 2010, New York Post, “Kids' dreams fade: Many worthy charters will never get a chance”

January 21, 2010, Bay State Banner, “Mass. backs bill designed to close education gap”

January 21, 2010, Columbus Dispatch, “Ohio in race for federal education funds”

January 20, 2010, Melrose Free Press, “‘Racing to the Top’ for Melrose students”

January 20, 2010, Melrose Free Press, “Melrose schools gear up for ‘Race to the Top’”

January 20, 2010, Huffington Post, “Illinois Vaults to the Head of the Class in Race to the Top Competition”

January 20, 2010, Huffington Post, “New York Falls Short on Race to the Top”

January 20, 2010, Albany Business Review, “NY lawmakers deadlocked on charter school cap”

January 20, 2010, Boston Globe, “Obama wants $1.35b more in school grants”

January 20, 2010, Boston Herald, “Running the next race”

January 20, 2010, Boston Herald, “The gap remains”

January 20, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “State must convert latest 'opportunity' into real ed reform”

January 20, 2010, Standard-Times, “Closing the gap”

January 20, 2010, Wall Street Journal, “Choice Education Chiefs: Two new governors pick reformers”

January 20, 2010, Washington Post, “D.C., Virginia seek $450 million in federal education funds”

January 20, 2010, Omaha World-Herald, “Iowa, Neb. at education start line”

January 20, 2010, News-Herald, “U.S. education leader addresses Race to the Top”

January 20, 2010, Arizona Republic, “State weighs major reform for education: Changes depend on whether Ariz. wins large federal grant”

January 20, 2010, Miami Herald, “Obama plans to bolster Race to the Top program: President Barack Obama wants to continue a program that awards federal funds for innovative education reform”

January 20, 2010, Philadelphia Inquirer, “Teachers awaiting details of contract: They vote tomorrow on a pact that pleases district and union leaders”

January 19, 2010, Wall Street Journal, “States Race to Apply for U.S. Education Funds”

January 19, 2010, Boston Globe, “Patrick trumpets education legislation: Governor signs bill designed to close achievement gaps”

January 19, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “Tarr sees reform in final ed bill Intervention, charter changes seen as key”

January 19, 2010, Hamilton-Wrentham Chronicle, “School budget talks begin”

January 19, 2010, Saugus Advertiser, “Patrick signs education bill”

January 19, 2010, Malden Observer, “Beacon Hill Roll Call”

January 19, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Virginia educators consider options to cut budgets”

January 19, 2010, Education Week, “Obama to Seek $1.35 Billion Race to Top Expansion”

January 19, 2010, Reuters, “Obama to seek $1.35 billion for school reform in next budget”

January 19, 2010, Bloomberg, “Obama Wants School-Grants Competition to Get $1.35 Billion More”

January 19, 2010, ABC News, “Obama To Announce "Race To The Top" Expansion”

January 19, 2010, Wall Street Journal, “More Funding Sought for Education”

January 19, 2010, Boston Globe, “School board signs 'Race to the Top' in the nick of time”

January 19, 2010, Boston Globe, “Patrick trumpets education legislation: Governor signs bill designed to close achievement gaps”

January 19, 2010, Boston Herald, “New law to revamp policy on education”

January 19, 2010, Salem News, “Bad call by Peabody School Committee”

January 19, 2010, Wall Street Journal, “New York Fights Over Schools: Federal Funding Threatened as Lawmakers, Governor at Odds Over Charter System”

January 19, 2010, New York Post, “The education gap hits home”

January 19, 2010, Providence Journal, “Providence union signs on to ‘Race to the Top’ school reform”

January 18, 2010, New York Times, “Education Grant Effort Faces Late Opposition”

January 18, 2010, Boston Globe, “Patrick signs education overhaul”

January 18, 2010, Boston Globe, “Deval Patrick signs bill to close education gap”

January 18, 2010, Patriot Ledger, “Many South Shore school districts take themselves out of the running for federal grants: Districts, unions unable to agree on federal grants”

January 18, 2010, Billerica Minuteman, “Ed Reform revisits old promises”

January 18, 2010, Sharon Advocate, “Teachers, committee against Race to the Top initiative”

January 18, 2010, Medfield Press, “Patrick signs education bill”

January 17, 2010, Boston Globe, “Teacher committed to her students and her union”

January 17, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “More can be better: Extended learning gets high marks when used well”

January 17, 2010, New York Times, “Mayor Faults Bill Doubling Charter Schools”

January 16, 2010, New York Times, “Walking the Walk on School Reform”

January 16, 2010, New York Times, “In Race for U.S. School Grants Is a Fear of Winning”

January 15, 2010, Iowa Independent, “House passes Race to the Top bill”

January 15, 2010 , New York Times, “State Looks at Doubling Cap on Charter Schools”

January 15, 2010, Herald News, “Bill would add another 1,575 charter school seats in Fall River”

January/February 2010, Atlantic Monthly, “What Makes a Great Teacher?”

January 15, 2010, Boston Globe, “Lawmakers approve education bill: Will help state’s bid for US funds, Patrick says”

January 15, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Lawmakers give ed reform final approval”

January 15, 2010, Patriot Ledger, “State Rep. Mariano opposes charter school: Says Quincy one ethnically based”

January 15, 2010, The Republican, “Education bill heads for governor's approval”

January 15, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Here in New England: State’s latest education reform bill ready for signing”

January 15, 2010, Eagle-Tribune, “Haverhill school panel wants answers on spending Superintendent faces tough questions”

January 15, 2010, Daily Item, “Swampscott will join grant program”

January 15, 2010, Salem News, “Only poll that counts is Tuesday”

January 15, 2010, Brockton Enterprise, “Brockton area school districts in running for stimulus funds: Numerous area school districts are in running for federal money”

January 15, 2010, Herald News, “At emergency meeting, Fall River teachers reverse decision on Race to the Top”

January 15, 2010, Mansfield News Journal, “Galion Teacher union gets behind grant request”

January 15, 2010, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “Plainville joins grant program”

January 15, 2010, Providence Journal, “Union balks at using test scores as primary teacher evaluator”

January 15, 2010, New York Daily News, “Throwing the Race: Assembly must not wreck charter schools and lose federal aid”

January 14, 2010, Boston Globe, “House, Senate approve ed reform bill”

January 14, 2010, Boston Globe, “Charter school expansion ballot question might be dropped”

January 14, 2010, Boston Herald, “Lawmakers pass education bill, Deval Patrick plans to sign it”

January 14, 2010, Swampscott Reporter, “School Committee chairman thankful for union vote”

January 14, 2010, Nashua Telegraph, “Mass. backs bill designed to close education gap”

January 14, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Republicans Tarr, Hill not on board with education bill”

January 14, 2010, Arlington Advocate, “School Committee says yes to 'Race To The Top'”

January 14, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Audit allegation: Nearly $675,000 stolen at school”

January 14, 2010, Wayland Town Crier, “Rep. Tom Conroy: Improving our education”

January 14, 2010, Swampscott Reporter, “Teachers union votes to join Race to the Top”

January 14, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “From the region: Bay Path School will be eligible for ‘Race to Top’ money”

January 14, 2010, The Sentinel, “Mattapoisett School Committee considers "Race to the Top"”

January 14, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “State Senate OKs education reform bill”

January 14, 2010, Winchester News and Gazette, “RS Board hosts public forum on the school system's future”

January 14, 2010, Andover Townsman, “Teachers union blocks bid for federal money: Teachers' leaders against tying performance to their evaluations”

January 14, 2010, Business Week, “W.Va. gov puts schools, courts on tight agenda”

January 14, 2010, Nonpareil Online, “Lack of ‘Race To The Top’ clarity upsets school officials”

January 14, 2010, Boston Globe, “School overhaul bill ready for vote: Deal may double charter schools in troubled districts”

January 14, 2010, State House News Service, “Up-or-down votes expected today on education bill”

January 14, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Half a loaf? Report faults Massachusetts’ charter caps”

January 14, 2010, Standard-Times, “Teachers union relents, signs on to grant application”

January 14, 2010, Allston-Brighton TAB, “Mayor Menino: It’s time for real education reform”

January 14, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “Starting points that should be part of charter reform”

January 14, 2010, The Republican, “Westfield split on school plan”

January 14, 2010, Salem News, “Peabody says no to grant program”

January 14, 2010, Eagle-Tribune, “'Merit pay' is nothing to fear”

January 14, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Mass. lawmakers work late ahead of possible final vote on ed reform”

January 14, 2010, Daily News Tribune, “Waltham board signs on for grant”

January 14, 2010, Daily Item, “Swampscott teachers reject federal grant proposal”

January 14, 2010, Melrose Free Press, “Legislators rush to finalize state education bill this week”

January 14, 2010, Providence Journal, "Teachers, R.I. education chief still at loggerheads over reform"

January 13, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Charter school plan axed, Ky. ed bill passes”

January 13, 2010, Boston Globe, “Tighten up charter process, but keep Gloucester school”

January 13, 2010, State House News Service, “Lawmakers agree to education system changes”

January 13, 2010, Boston Globe, “School districts join state's effort to win federal education funds”

January 13, 2010, Herald News, “Teachers union rejects stimulus package”

January 13, 2010, Swampscott Reporter, “Teachers’ union rejection of school-aid funds angers School Committee”

January 13, 2010, Tri-Town Transcript, “Masco teachers' union not interested in ‘Race to the Top’ funding program”

January 13, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Report: Charter caps should disqualify Mass. bid for federal funds”

January 13, 2010, Milford Daily News, “Franklin schools to skip grant program”

January 13, 2010, Needham Times, “Needham School Superintendent: Teacher cuts would have 'significant implications'”

January 13, 2010, Sudbury Town Crier, “The potential impacts of Race to the Top on Lincoln-Sudbury”

January 13, 2010, Reuters, “Texas won't vie for "Race to the Top" school aid”

January 13, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, ‘Race to the Top’ gets support from school officials

January 13, 2010, Woburn Advocate, “School Committee approves 'Race to Top' program”

January 13, 2010, ABC News, “Idaho Lawmakers Scrutinize 'Race to the Top' Grant: State Senate, House education committees scrutinize Idaho's application for federal grant”

January 13, 2010, Detroit News, “Teacher unions won't be asked to sign on to Race to Top”

January 13, 2010, Norton Mirror, “Schools reverse vote on Race to the Top grant”

January 13, 2010, Boston Globe, “Group lambastes Mass. curbs on charter schools: Warns restrictions jeopardize US aid”

January 13, 2010, Boston Globe, “Schools bracing for deep cutbacks: With stimulus funds gone, no relief in sight”

January 13, 2010, Boston Globe, “Tighten up charter process, but keep Gloucester school”

January 13, 2010, NPR, “The New Republic: Is Education Reform All Talk?”

January 12, 2010, American Federation of Teachers, “A New Path Forward: Four Approaches to Quality Teaching and Better Schools”

January 13, 2010, Eagle-Tribune, “Controversial grant divides Valley over merit-based teachers' pay”

January 13, 2010, Eagle-Tribune, "Education 'reform' may hurt more than help”

January 13, 2010, Stateline.org, “States racing for education money”

January 13, 2010, Miami Herald, “Broward schools say no thanks to Race to the Top initiative" 

January 13, 2010, The Republican, “Parents plead to keep school” 

January 13, 2010, The Republican, “Holyoke schools eye federal funds” 

January 13, 2010, Standard Times, “Teacher's union won't sign on to grant application: Move could cost New Bedford millions in school funds” 

January 13, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “Lawmakers' rush on ed reform shows skewed priorities: Is it all really just about the money?”

January 13, 2010, Cape Cod Times, “Brewster seeks new time frame for charter school deal” 

January 13, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Nearly 600 Framingham parents join Facebook site on school reorganizing” 

January 13, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Racing for support” 

January 13, 2010, New York Post, “Poison school pills: Teacher-union anti-reform bid” 

January 13, 2010, Lexington Herald-Leader, “Charter schools might be added to bill” 

January 13, 2010, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “Board reverses itself, takes new vote day after rejecting it” 

January 13, 2010, ABC News, “Ky. Senate Begins Deliberations on Education Bill: Floor vote planned for bill to make Ky. eligible for up to $200 million in education funding” 

January 13, 2010, Statesman Journal, “Schools seek federal funding: 9 districts in running for Race to the Top grants” 

January 12, 2010, Philadelphia Inquirer, “Union: Schools can apply for Race to the Top grants” 

January 12, 2010, Daily News Tribune, “Waltham school board to decide on grant bid” 

January 12, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Governor goes to school: Something to think about at University Park" 

January 12, 2010, Beverly Citizen, “State House Roundup: The Best Lack All Conviction” 

January 12, 2010, Boston Globe, “Parents question Framingham schools proposal” 

January 12, 2010, Washington Post, “Union president makes new proposals for teacher evaluations, discipline” 

January 12, 2010, Press Enterprise, “State tries to attract math and science teachers” 

January 12, 2010, Boston Globe, “Report details reversal on school: State accused of intervening” 

January 12, 2010, Boston Globe, “Hold firm on education reform” 

January 12, 2010, Boston Globe, “Paying kids to stay in school” 

January 12, 2010, Milford Daily News, “Measuring the adequacy of education” 

January 12, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “Charter will call Brown's Mall home Board signs 15-year lease to house students on 3 floors”

January 12, 2010, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “Little local impact with education reform bill” 

January 12, 2010, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “Attleboro schools to join in Race to the Top: Teachers union must approve participation in federal grant program” 

January 12, 2010, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “North Attleboro decides to participate in federal education grant program” 

January 12, 2010, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “Citing potential cost, Norton votes to not participate in federal education program” 

January 12, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Framingham residents offer opinions of school reorganization plan” 

January 12, 2010, Salem News, “Wariness aside, schools gunning for federal bucks” 

January 12, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Candidates for governor to talk about education” 

January 12, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “$16 million in education cuts outlined” 

January 12, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Thousands of dollars on table for local schools: Deadline looms tomorrow for federal Race to the Top money” 

January 12, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Brown for Senate" 

January 12, 2010, Union Leader, “School district plans to apply for Race to Top funds” 

January 12, 2010, New York Post, “Doing well by boosting schools” 

January 11, 2010, Boston Herald, “Don’t miss the boat” 

January 11, 2010, USA Today, “Union to propose test scores figure into teacher ratings” 

January 11, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Issues to watch in 2010 Alabama Legislature” 

January 11, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Morton backs Riley, supports Ala. charter schools” 

January 11, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Reville and Chester: Join the 'Race to the Top'” 

January 11, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Banta: No grounds to reconsider Gloucester charter” 

January 11, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Lowell charter school can't survive as it is” 

January 11, 2010, Standard-Times, “Polaroid, Acushnet Foundation funds boost workforce, early literacy programs” 

January 11, 2010, Berkshire Eagle, “Federal education funding on the table” 

January 11, 2010, Herald News, "Politics taints charter school process” 

January 11, 2010, Eagle-Tribune, "Education reform bill short on reform” 

January 11, 2010, Daily News of Newburyport, “No furloughs, but staff cuts may remain” 

January 11, 2010, Cape Cod Times, “Brewster consolidation hits $3 million hurdle” 

January 11, 2010, New York Post, “Pols to loosen the cap: Will OK charter bill" 

January 11, 2010, Sacramento Bee, “California Teachers Union in rare legislative loss” 

January 10, 2010, New York Times, “Promises and Facts on Charter Schools” 

January 10, 2010, The Republican, "Urban schools need boost in race to top” 

January 10, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Longer school day is pushed” 

January 10, 2010, Los Angeles Times, “Charters generally perform better than traditional schools, not as well as magnets” 

January 10, 2010, Seattle Times, “Race to the Top, but don't forget the parent part of the equation" 

January 10, 2010, New York Daily News, “Race to the Race: Legislature must strengthen charter schools in push for gov't funds” 

January 9, 2010, Boston Globe, “Mass. renewing push for longer school days”

January 9, 2010, Washington Post, “Educators await Obama's mark on No Child Left Behind” 

January 9, 2010, Herald News, “Westport leaders say grant won't fix what's wrong” 

January 9, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Framingham may reorganize elementary schools” 

January 9, 2010, Herald News, “Atlantis, Diman express interest in Race funds” 

January 9, 2010, Herald News, "Race to the Top: Fall River schools want in on federal windfall” 

January 9, 2010, Herald News, “Somerset eyes slice of $250 million” 

January 9, 2010, Herald News, “Swansea superintendent says unions support grant application” 

January 9, 2010, Salem News, "Local districts needed to help state succeed in 'Race to the Top'” 

January 9, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “The Mayor's Desk: Charting the course for 2010” 

January 8, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “State House Weekly Roundup: The Best Lack All Conviction” 

January 8, 2010, Brookline TAB, “Brookline officials, teachers could break over ‘Race to the Top’ grant” 

January 8, 2010, Brookline TAB, “How did Brookline’s reps vote on education changes?” 

January 8, 2010, Gloucester Daily News, “House KOs bid to kill charter Ferrante amendments fail; IG vows continued probe” 

January 8, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Timeline of Gloucester Community Arts Charter School" 

January 8, 2010, Boston Phoenix, “Stop Lying About Charter Schools!!!” 

January 8, 2010, Allston-Brighton TAB, "Menino advocates for education reform bill” 

January 8, 2010, Boston Globe, “School chiefs could get more authority: House bill gives Hub a win, too" 

January 8, 2010, Boston Globe, “Letter defends decision on Gloucester charter school” 

January 8, 2010, Boston Herald, “Union support key to fed school funds: Teachers, not pols, could determine money flow" 

January 8, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Panel OKs Race to the Top: EAW is slated to vote Monday" 

January 8, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “School bill races to top: Legislators burn the midnight oil" 

January 8, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Charter confusion: Gloucester mess exposes weaknesses" 

January 8, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “District signs on to Race to the Top: Schools could get stimulus money" 

January 8, 2010, WBUR, “House Education Bill Gives Superintendents More Power, Expands Charter Schools” 

January 8, 2010, Patriot Ledger, "Do what’s best for students” 

January 8, 2010, Milford Daily News, "A big step forward for ed reform” 

January 8, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Patrick touts ed reform bill in Walsh Middle School visit” 

January 7, 2010, WBUR, “Patrick Expects Quick Passage Of Education Bill” 

January 7, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “Gloucester officials look ahead as state grapples with Gloucester charter situation” 

January 7, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, "Corruption leaves no choice but to void charter” 

January 7, 2010, The Republican, “Gov. Deval Patrick praises passage of bill that will expand number of charter schools in cities like Holyoke, Springfield” 

January 7, 2010, Lexington Minuteman, “No 'Race to the Top' for Lexington Public Schools” 

January 7, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Tarr, Hill named as negotiators for education bill” 

January 7, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, "Reville should revoke Gloucester charter” 

January 7, 2010, Boston Globe, “Menino praises education overhaul passed by House” 

January 7, 2010, WBUR, “Sweeping Education Bill Clears Mass. House” 

January 7, 2010, Sudbury Town Crier, “Local school officials hesitant about supporting 'Race to Top' program” 

January 7, 2010, Newton TAB, “Newton eyes federal education grant” 

January 7, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Lowell plans meeting for charter school” 

January 7, 2010, Berkshire Eagle, “Charter schools at core of debate” 

January 7, 2010, Boston Globe, “House swiftly OKs sweeping education measure, 119 to 35” 

January 7, 2010, Boston Globe, “A rescue mission for education” 

January 7, 2010, Boston Globe, “Letter defends decision on Gloucester charter school” 

January 7, 2010, WBZ News, "Charter Schools Take 2" 

January 7, 2010, Boston Herald, “House approves education overhaul bill” 

January 7, 2010, Boston Herald, “Education politics” 

January 7, 2010, Boston Herald, “Reason for failure” 

January 7, 2010, Boston Herald, “Charter school foes would cost us” 

January 7, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Educators urged to jump into Race to the Top” 

January 7, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Legislators eye education improvement” 

January 7, 2010, Lowell Sun, “House approves doubling charter funding” 

January 7, 2010, Standard-Times, "The charter school movement's hidden agenda” 

January 7, 2010, Standard-Times, "Money argument against charters falls flat” 

January 7, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Leadership change at embattled Lowell charter school” 

January 7, 2010, WBUR, “Education Bill Clears House” 

January 7, 2010, Dorchester Reporter, “School committee post for Barros” 

January 7, 2010, Dorchester Reporter, “Five-termer Menino to put focus on ‘innovation’ and education” 

January 7, 2010, Brockton Enterprise, "Reform bill must allow for more charter school students: Governor’s bill touted as most sweeping reform since 1993 law” 

January 7, 2010, Wall Street Journal, “Unions v. Race to the Top: States are waiting for Arne Duncan" 

January 7, 2010, Salem Gazette, “Mayor, superintendent question new charter school; state to decide next month” 

January 6, 2010, Boston Globe, “Charter schools at core of Mass. education debate” 

January 6, 2010, Boston Globe, “Charter school advocates rally as debate begins on education bill” 

January 6, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “Weighing choices on charter Board that has pushed for alternative school mulling options”

January 6, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Tisei calls for Reville to step down; Lt. Gov. Murray defends ed secretary” 

January 6, 2010, Boston Herald, “Deval Patrick backs bid to revoke Gloucester charter” 

January 6, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “Weighing choices on charter Board that has pushed for alternative school mulling options”

January 6, 2010, Framingham TAB, “Framingham school reorganization plan unveiled” 

January 6, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “House begins education debate” 

January 6, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Patrick touches on current affairs during monthly radio appearance” 

January 6, 2010, Metro International, “Mass. one of 6 states in dropout study” 

January 6, 2010, New York Times, “Calif. Lawmakers Pass Major School-Reform Package” 

January 6, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, "An opportunity for federal funds - and better schools” 

January 6, 2010, Boston Globe, “Education officials accused of withholding charter data” 

January 6, 2010, Boston Globe, “Schools grant must go forward” 

January 6, 2010, Boston Globe, “Plan offered to restructure Framingham schools: Changes target elementary grades" 

January 6, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Framingham school reorganization plan unveiled” 

January 6, 2010, Boston Herald, “Inspector General rips governor’s guys on charter shenanigans” 

January 6, 2010, Boston Herald, “How unions educate” 

January 6, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “IG: Officials shredded documents Expanded report says Chester misled lawmakers on charter”

January 6, 2010, Washington Post, “$250 million initiative for science, math teachers planned” 

January 6, 2010, Cape Cod Times, “Local bank boosts schools” 

January 6, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Patrick administration gets behind bid to revoke Gloucester charter school” 

January 5, 2010, Boston Herald, “Deleo’ House education bill strikes balance on charters, unions” 

January 5, 2010, Boston Globe, “Activists press Mass. House on education overhaul” 

January 5, 2010, Boston Herald, “Charter ballot question would disappear if house bill becomes law” 

January 5, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “House to debate changes to state education bill” 

January 5, 2010, Boston Globe, “Records missing on Gloucester charter school approval” 

January 5, 2010, Dedham Transcript, “House to debate ed-reform bill tomorrow” 

January 5, 2010, Lowell Sun, “Activists press Mass. House on education overhaul” 

January 5, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, "IG's charter report is last straw for Chester's credibility” 

January 5, 2010, Cape Ann Beacon, “Grades coming due on Ed Bill at State House” 

January 5, 2010, Belmont Citizen-Herald, “State government issues to watch in 2010” 

January 5, 2010, Mansfield News and Enterprise, “Bus funding restored for Southeastern Regional school” 

January 5, 2010, Boston Globe, “Poverty needn’t be barrier to learning” 

January 5, 2010, Boston Globe, “For 5th term, vow of change: Menino welcomes ideas as he calls for fresh effort on schools, development"

January 5, 2010, Boston Globe, “Untold story” 

January 5, 2010, Boston Herald, “Tom Menino swears to focus on schools: Vows ed reform in his new term" 

January 5, 2010, Boston Herald, “Educational inequity” 

January 5, 2010, Boston Herald, “Innovation agenda” 

January 5, 2010, Worcester Telegram, “Committee rejects try for $27,000 grant" 

January 5, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Framingham school reorganization plan on agenda tonight” 

January 5, 2010, Gloucester Daily News, “Education bill moves could KO charter Ferrante amendments follow IG's call to 'void' school plan”

January 4, 2010, Boston Globe, “The Honorable Thomas M. Menino: Inaugural Address” 

January 4, 2010, WBUR, “In Inaugural Address, Menino Vows Fresh Look At Old Problems” 

January 4, 2010, Salem News, “City may seek controversial US education grant” 

January 4, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “IG report clouds school charter: Decision was flawed; charter should be 'void'” 

January 4, 2010, Boston Globe, “Boston’s wish list: Residents discuss city issues as Menino begins 5th term" 

January 4, 2010, Boston Globe, “R.I. lawmakers will face recession politics” 

January 4, 2010, Boston Herald, “Monday morning briefing” 

January 4, 2010, MetroWest Daily News, “Legislature 2010: Funding already a challenge” 

January 3, 2010, Boston Globe, “Charter school approval faulted: Gloucester vote in error, inspector general rules" 

January 3, 2010, New York Times, “Decline Is Relative” 

January 3, 2010, Boston Herald, “Note to politicians and teachers: Schools are for our kids” 

January 3, 2010, Boston Herald, “Coming to a Hill near you” 

January 3, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, "Full text of Inspector General's letter" 

January 3, 2010, Herald News, “First official day for Fall River's assistant superintendent” 

January 2, 2010, Washington Post, “The keys to a successful education system” 

January 2, 2010, Boston Globe, “The bell tolls, a school answers: Greenwood makes progress amid turnaround order" 

January 2, 2010, Boston Globe, “We seek a more far-reaching approach” 

January 2, 2010, Standard-Times, "Education 'reform' bill will hurt, not help” 

January 2, 2010, Gloucester Daily Times, “Update: IG tells Gov. to 'void' local school charter” 

January 2, 2010, Wall Street Journal, “Back to GOP Basics: Virginia's governor-elect Bob McDonnell on his plans for spending cuts, offshore drilling and charter schools" 

January 1, 2010, Amherst Bulletin, “Patrick gives back school bus money” 

January 1, 2010, New York Daily News, “Why I want some charter schools to fail, and soon” 

January 1, 2010, Huffington Post, ”Naughts Not So Bad for Education” 

January 1, 2010, News-Times, “State in 'race' for federal education aid” 

December 31, 2009, Bay State Banner, “Committee: Loss of ‘value’ equals loss of students" 

December 31, 2009, Medfield Press, “Medfield Schools Superintendent leery of federal Race to the Top program” 

December 31, 2009, Boston Globe, “The House’s improved ed bill” 

December 31, 2009, Boston Herald, “Put the kids first” 

December 31, 2009, WBUR, “Statehouse Debrief: What’s Ahead For Beacon Hill” 

December 31, 2009, Lowell Sun, “House draft gives more authority to override contracts” 

December 31, 2009, Boston Globe, “State gives Lynn charter academy OK to add high school” 

December 30, 2009, Boston Herald, “Mass. House preps to take action of education bill” 

December 30, 2009, Berkshire Eagle, “Some room to breathe” 

December 30, 2009, Boston Globe, “House bill gives superintendents more power to fire teachers” 

December 30, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Pitching less than a perfect game” 

December 30, 2009, Lowell Sun, “Unions leading race to the bottom” 

December 30, 2009, Lowell Sun, “Put reform back into education bill” 

December 30, 2009, Lowell Sun, “School's board clings to optimism: Lowell Community Charter leaders hope to convince state commissioner"

December 30, 2009, Boston Globe, “Beverly Hills considers closing schools to outsiders to cut costs: 484 students to be booted as state aid shrinks" 

December 30, 2009, Orlando Sentinel, “Union's position on grant hurts teachers” 

December 29, 2009, New York Times, “Skills to Fix Failing Schools” 

December 29, 2009, Boston Globe, “Legislature pushes education overhaul” 

December 29, 2009, Nashua Telegraph, “Mass. House preps to take action of education bill” 

December 29, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “School busing funding restored: Regional school chiefs thrilled" 

December 29, 2009, Berkshire Eagle, “Relief for schools: Gov. Patrick intends to reinstate $18 million in transportation cuts by January"

December 29, 2009, The Enterprise, “State restores school bus cuts” December 29, 2009, The Republican, “Patrick restores some aid to schools” 

December 29, 2009, WBUR, “Project Dropout: Revisited” 

December 29, 2009, Lowell Sun, "Meeting today on future of charter" 

December 29, 2009, The Standard-Times, “Governor rescinds regional school transportation cuts” 

December 29, 2009, Cape Cod Times, “Massachusetts school transport funds restored” 

December 29, 2009, New York Daily News, “Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson backs boosting charters to get federal aid” 

December 29, 2009, The News-Leader, “Charters operate like businesses: Schools must attract enough students in order to succeed"

December 29, 2009, The News-Leader, “Charters need local oversight, Ridder says” 

December 29, 2009, Washington Post, “Education Secretary Arne Duncan's legacy as Chicago schools chief questioned” 

December 28, 2009, New York Times, “Math, Tech and the Women Who Don’t Love Them” 

December 28, 2009, Boston Globe, “Charters’ funding is the fly in ed reform ointment” 

December 28, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Mustn’t lose out on ‘Race to the Top’” 

December 28, 2009, Nashua Telegram, “Federal program could ease Nashua deficit” 

December 28, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, “Do charter schools have all the answers?” 

December 27, 2009, New York Times, “Extra Homework Applying for Education Grants” 

December 27, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Charters doing the job” 

December 27, 2009, Boston Globe, “Teachers and towns at odds during tight times” 

December 27, 2009, Worcester Business Journal, “Bay State Poised For Recovery” 

December 26, 2009, Boston Globe, “Excluding teachers hinders education gains” 

December 26, 2009, Patriot Ledger, "Fear must not kill ed reform” 

December 26, 2009, Berkshire Eagle, “Area school budget cuts are at stake” 

December 26, 2009, Chicago Tribune, “School funding: Illinois officials sharpen school reform tools as they vie for federal money”

December 25, 2009, Baltimore Sun, “Shift school responsibility to mayors” 

December 24, 2009, Lowell Sun, “Lowell public schools have made demonstrable progress despite real challenges” 

December 23, 2009, Lowell Sun, “Small chance with big changes: Lowell Community Charter's only hope is dramatic improvements"

December 23, 2009, Dorchester Reporter, “State House update: Squabbling breaks out in the speaker’s realm; budget gap aired”

December 23, 2009, Boston Herald, “Teachers union fails Boston children: A door stays shut" 

December 23, 2009, Patriot Ledger, "Charter schools unfairly maligned” 

December 23, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Gov. takes stock: Re-election campaign at the forefront of 2010” 

December 23, 2009, Allston-Brighton TAB, "Enjoy the traditions of this holiday season in Boston” 

December 23, 2009, New Hampshire Union Leader, “As principal exits, money enters” 

December 23, 2009, Philadelphia Daily News, “Logan charter-school staff votes to unionize” 

December 23, 2009, Washington Post, “D.C.'s City Collegiate Public Charter School plans to close” 

December 23, 2009, Sacramento Bee, "Tortoises stall 'Race to the Top'” 

December 22, 2009, Lowell Sun, “Lowell officials, lawmakers to meet on possible charter-school shutdown” 

December 22, 2009, Norwell Mariner, “Gov. Patrick talks education reform at charter school in Norwell” 

December 22, 2009, Boston Globe, “Two innovators for school posts” 

December 22, 2009, Lowell Sun, “Lowell officials, lawmakers to meet on possible charter-school shutdown” 

December 22, 2009, The Standard-Times, "Charter schools forced to defend success” 

December 22, 2009, New York Post, “NY's budget crunch: charters can help” 

December 22, 2009, Bangor Daily News, “Maine education may be in a race to the bottom” 

December 22, 2009, The Patriot-News, “Colleges must play proactive role in public education” 

December 22, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Teachers union files lawsuit over charter takeovers” 

December 22, 2009, Montgomery Adviser, “Charter schools can help students” 

December 22, 2009, Detroit News, “Michigan schools on brink of funding crisis: Double whammy of recession, tax reform spur looming deficits" 

December 21, 2009, Worcester Business Journal, “Stunted Growth For State’s STEM Funding: $20 million promise for money has never been realized" 

December 21, 2009, Legislative Gazette, “Regents, gov. agree on charter schools plan” 

December 21, 2009, The Salem News, “Founder of school talks on concerns State reviewers noted lack of specifics in charter's proposal”

December 21, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Alabama education board to discuss charter schools” 

December 21, 2009, The Detroit News, “Fed cash spurs Michigan lawmakers on education reforms” 

December 21, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Can Detroit Be Saved?” December 21, 2009, Providence Journal, “R.I.’s education leader takes dead aim at reform” 

December 20, 2009, Boston Globe, “Don’t succumb to status quo; turn failing schools around” 

December 20, 2009, Boston Globe, “2 proposed charter schools blasted by area educators” 

December 20, 2009, The Lowell Sun, “Charter school may close, stimulus funds, respect contract” 

December 20, 2009, Detroit News, "Better than expected” 

December 20, 2009, New York Post, “A test for Tisch” 

December 20, 2009, Baltimore Sun, “Race to the Top: a game Md. should get in, win or lose” 

December 20, 2009, Woonsocket Call, “City schools to decide on grant program” 

December 19, 2009, The Berkshire Eagle, “Charter school foes are uninformed” 

December 19, 2009, Las Vegas Sun, “Education secretary calls Gibbons to urge change” 

December 18, 2009, Boston Globe, “No vote on Mich. school changes as lawmakers wait” 

December 18, 2009, Boston Globe, “Another tale of two cities” 

December 18, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Dems’ tears over funds fall in wrong place” 

December 18, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Money v. reform: Bureau points to paradox on schools" 

December 18, 2009, Lynn Daily Item, “Peabody rep: Let's take time on gov's ed reform plan” 

December 18, 2009, The Salem News, “Our view: Weak case for 'Road to Success'” 

December 18, 2009, The Salem News, “Letter: 'Race to the Top' initiative an admission of failure” 

December 18, 2009, The Berkshire Eagle, “A very special guest: Governor fields questions at schools" 

December 18, 2009, The Detroit News, "Michigan Legislature endangers state's chances for Race to Top funding” 

December 18, 2009, Michigan Live, “Michigan lawmakers make progress on school proposals” 

December 17, 2009, Boston Herald, “Leadership on ed OK”

December 18, 2009, New York Daily News, “N.Y. must get in the race: $700 million in aid hangs on speedy school reform by Albany”

December 18, 2009, Nevada Appeal, “Governor's office holds off on Race to the Top grant”

December 17, 2009, New York Daily News, “Tisch On Charters: Don't Get Stuck On The Number”

December 17, 2009, Miami Herald, “Teachers union raps Fla. stimulus application”

December 17, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Bill OK'd to help state's schools compete for U.S. funds”

December 17, 2009, Boston Globe, “Small crowd turns out for school plan”

December 17, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “School lessons: Taxpayers can’t afford old thinking"

December 17, 2009, The Republican, “Poor performing schools eye funds”

December 17, 2009, Sharon Advocate, “House leaders eyeing quick action on ed bill as members decry 'haste'”

December 17, 2009, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “Attleboro schools to join 'Race to The Top'”

December 17, 2009, Detroit News, “Senate, House differ on education reform”

December 16, 2009, New York Observer, “NYSUT: 400 Charter Schools is 'Ridiculous'”

December 16, 2009, New Jersey Today, “NJ Charter Schools Fail To Out-Perform Public Schools”

December 16, 2009, CNN Money, “Scholastic Names the Decade's Ten Big Ideas in Education”

December 16, 2009, Las Vegas Sun, “State lawmakers to draft bill to qualify for federal grant”

December 16, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Who's watching charter schools”

December 16, 2009, Baltimore Sun, “Why not vouchers instead of charter schools?”

December 16, 2009, Boston Globe, “Whose needs come first in schools?”

December 16, 2009, Boston Globe, “Education bill weakened, critics say: Right to fire teachers at failing schools axed"

December 16, 2009, Boston Herald, “Labor vs. schools”

December 16, 2009, The Republican, “Revoking charter right call by state”

December 16, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Starting over isn’t always starting fresh”

December 16, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Embrace reform that works”

December 16, 2009, The Lowell Sun, “Management group should run school”

December 16, 2009, The Lowell Sun, “Director: 'We should not be just shut down'”

December 16, 2009, MetroWest Daily News, “Marlborough resident set to become president of state school board group”

December 16, 2009, Kennebec Journal, “Corporate donors buttressed school consolidation backers”

December 16, 2009, Providence Journal, “Stephen A. Nardelli: Public charter schools no threat to district public schools”

December 16, 2009, Providence Journal, “Carcieri’s bottom line in school-aid reduction: 3% teacher pay cut”

December 16, 2009, Washington Examiner, “Marcus Winters: Rise to the Top program prioritizes reform”

December 16, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Put power over California's schools in hands of parents”

December 15, 2009, New York Post, “Gov supports raising cap on charter schools”

December 15, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “Coalition pushes for Senate principles in education bill”

December 15, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “Lynn charter school to double enrollment despite fiscal concerns”

December 15, 2009, US News and World Report, “Education Secretary Arne Duncan Says Merit Pay Should Be Tied to Student Growth”

December 15, 2009, Free Press, “Rules on teachers, schools could change to snare aid”

December 15, 2009, Santa Cruz Sentinel, “California educators say Race to Top funds not worth the effort”

December 15, 2009, New York Daily News, “Regents push for 200 more charter schools, will face big hurdles in Albany”

December 15, 2009, New York Post, “A revolutionary plan for NY schools”

December 15, 2009, New York Post, “Smith's big tip of cap: Charter-hike bill"

December 15, 2009, Boston Globe, “Compromise can compensate for misguided merit-pay ruling”

December 15, 2009, Boston Globe, “Charter accused of MCAS cheating: Springfield school faces revocation"

December 15, 2009, Boston Herald, “Education chief wants to revoke Springfield school”

December 15, 2009, Lowell Sun, “Commissioner calls for closure of Lowell charter school”

December 15, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “Groups clash over proposed Quincy charter school”

December 15, 2009, Lynn Daily Item, “State will vote today on KIPP expansion in Lynn”

December 15, 2009, Batimore Sun, “Don't expand charter schools”

December 15, 2009, Detroit News, “Detroit Charter Schools: new accountability movement targets low-performing charter academies”

December 13, 2009, Boston Globe, “Schools struggle, students lose”

December 14, 2009, The Lowell Sun, “Opposition to education reform was expected”

December 14, 2009, Newburyport News, “Little choice over governor's cuts”

December 14, 2009, Washington Post, “Should they close this bad charter school?”

December 14, 2009, Los Angeles Times, "Schools race to -- where, exactly?: California's pursuit of federal Race to the Top grants seems directionless, even reckless"

December 14, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Who's Got Michelle Rhee's Back?; The D.C. schools chancellor is getting results, but not much support from the Obama Administration"

December 14, 2009, The Commercial Appeal, "Teacher gap looms large”

December 14, 2009, Baltimore Sun, “Not good enough: The Gates Foundation rejection of Maryland's request for help in applying for federal Race to the Top funds was a wake-up call for long-overdue reforms"

December 14, 2009, Columbus Dispatch, “Columbus alternative schools not as popular”

December 13, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Politics dominate Calif education reform effort”

December 13, 2009, Miami Herald, “More class time is the key to better results, educators say”

December 13, 2009, Daily Press, “Charter schools are a powerful tool for improving education; the 2010 General Assembly should put them to work”

December 12, 2009, The Republican, “Chronic instability at Robert Hughes Academy puts focus on accountability of Massachusetts charter schools”

December 12, 2009, The Berkshire Eagle, “The debate over charter schools grows”

December 11, 2009, Boston Herald, “School boss rips pols on ed bill”

December 11, 2009, The Salem News, “Critics oppose proposed charter school”

December 11, 2009, The Daily Item of Lynn, “Charter schools proposal criticized”

December 11, 2009, San Francisco Chronicle, “End the race to mediocrity”

December 11, 2009, Montgomery Adviser, “Charter schools not miracle cure”

December 10, 2009, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Five proposed charter schools recommended for commission approval by staff”

December 10, 2009, Boston Globe“Clash of views expected at charter school hearing”

December 10, 2009, Cape Cod Times, “Dispelling charter school myths”

December 10, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Assembly panel OKs union-backed bill aimed at qualifying the state for U.S. education grants”

December 10, 2009, Baltimore Sun, “State misses out on Gates Foundation funds for education: Maryland's rules on tenure create stumbling block"

December 9, 2009, US News and World Report, “How to Choose a Charter School”

December 9, 2009, The Salem News, “School's backers and foes face off Public hearing tomorrow on charter high proposal”

December 9, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Charter Schools Against the Odds: They're growing, despite union hostility"

December 9, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Math Gains Stall in Big Cities”

December 9, 2009, Boston Globe, “Hub fourth- and eighth-graders best peers on national math exam: But results do little to close the achievement gap"

December 9, 2009, The Salem News, “Panel opposes charter school”

December 9, 2009, The Lowell Sun, “Get back to work”

December 9, 2009, Boston Globe, “A limping return, but strong on change: Mayor sets stage for fifth term in first outing since injury"

December 9, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Learning about ethics: Whether public or charter, if a school gets tax dollars, it must be open about its spending."

December 9, 2009, Baltimore Sun, “Build on charters' success: These schools need access to facilities funding and stronger guarantees of autonomy"

December 9, 2009, The Tennessean, “One new charter school in Nashville gets OK: 4 others denied as mayor pushes plan for more"

December 9, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, “N.J. to seek first round of U.S. school stimulus”

December 9, 2009, Detroit News, “Detroit schools' test results could fuel reform push”

December 8, 2009, The Lowell Sun, “Report: State charter-school laws 'mediocre'”

December 8, 2009, Huffington Post, “The Race to the Top Starts Now”

December 8, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, “Charter-law overhaul introduced in Pa. Senate”

December 8, 2009, Gotham Schools, “Are Charter Schools the New Black?”

December 8, 2009, Sacramento Bee, “Antonio Villaraigosa: Time runs short to join Race to the Top”

December 8, 2009, Press of Atlantic City, “Report gives New Jersey charter-school law a ‘C’”

December 7, 2009, Sacramento Bee, “California given high marks for charter schools”

December 7, 2009, The Salt Lake Tribune, “Utah has fourth strongest charter laws in nation”

December 7, 2009, National Journal, “Do Charter Schools Deserve The Spotlight?”

December 7, 2009, New York Times, “Hedge Funds’ Scholarly Investments”

December 7, 2009, Providence Journal, “Fung, Nero disagree over type of school”

December 7, 2009, Columbus Dispatch, “Conflicting rules might force charters to close”

December 7, 2009, New York Post, “US charter schools 'state' case to NY”

December 7, 2009, The News-Leader, “Reports say charter schools aid state's struggling students”

December 6, 2009, Worcester Business Journal, “Ed Reform Will Prepare Mass For Future”

December 6, 2009, New York Times, “Room for Charter Schools? It’s a New York Story”

December 6, 2009, Hartford Courant, “State Considers Shifting Charter-School Tuition Costs To Local School Systems”

December 6, 2009, The American, “The School Turnaround Folly”

December 5, 2009, WBUR, “Nontraditional Teachers May Be In Mich.'s Future”

December 4, 2009, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Pros, cons on charter schools aired”

December 4, 2009, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Reform rigmarole: Proposed amendment a setback”

December 4, 2009, Providence Journal, “Annual teacher evaluations get go-ahead by state Regents”

December 3, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “Chesto: Legislature leaves lots of work to finish in 2010”

December 3, 2009, Associated Press, “Obama pushes to turn around failing schools”

December 3, 2009, Woburn Advocate, “Rep. Jim Dwyer's legislative update”

December 3, 2009, Washington Post, “Prince William schools unveil merit pay plan for teachers”

December 3, 2009, The News-Herald, “Ohio striving for more federal education money”

December 3, 2009, Detroit Free Press, “41 school districts run deficits as cuts in state aid take toll: Experts say twice as many could end up in the red next year"

December 3, 2009, Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Special session steps taken amid Gibbons budget cut plans”

December 3, 2009, Boston Globe, “Taxes, schools, warming headed for ballot”

December 3, 2009, The Republican, “City charter school lets children down”

December 3, 2009, Cape Cod Times, “Working now for a brighter future”

December 3, 2009, The Banner, “Beacon Hill Roll Call”

December 3, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Deal would let L.A. teachers create “pilot schools”

December 3, 2009, Buffalo News, “Buffalo School Board seeks charter school moratorium”

December 3, 2009, Times Daily, “Charter schools”

December 2, 2009, Boston Herald, “5 questions appear headed for 2010 Mass. Ballot”

December 2, 2009, Boston Globe, “In haste, charter school bill slips: Senate amendment inadvertently cuts district eligibility"

December 2, 2009, Boston Globe, “Group to cull from schools’ best practices”

December 2, 2009, Daily News Tribune, “Chesto: Legislature leaves lots of work to finish in 2010”

December 2, 2009, The Standard-Times, “Your View: Work continues during Beacon Hill recess”

December 2, 2009, Tufts Daily, “Editorial: Obama on the right track with education policy”

December 2, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Green Dot charter schools founder repays group $50,866”

December 2, 2009, Reuters, “Efforts under way to stem U.S. school dropout problem”

December 2, 2009, Washington Post, “Pr. George's educators get merit pay”

December 2, 2009, New Haven Register, “Demolition at former Dwight School makes way for charter expansion”

December 2, 2009, The Denver Post, “Shameful show on school board"

December 1, 2009, New Haven Register, “State may OK lifting limits on charter schools”

December 1, 2009, Boston Globe, “Patrick, DeLeo reach deal on recess: Speaker plans caucus on governor’s agenda"

December 1, 2009, Milford Daily News, “Murray: Lawmakers still working on Beacon Hill”

December 1, 2009, Cape Cod Times, “Charters don't want challenging kids”

December 1, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “Your Opinion: Charter schools are bad”

December 1, 2009, New Haven Register, “State may OK lifting limits on charter schools”

December 1, 2009, Arizona Republic, “State's teachers must make grade”

December 1, 2009, Wichita Eagle, “Stimulus money a mixed blessing”

November 30, 2009, Washington Post, “Charter schools: Two studies, two conclusions”

November 30, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “Charter schools hold promise, but they're no magic bullet”

November 30, 2009, Arizona Republic, “Arizona may have leg up in race for school grant: Feds offer funds in bid to obtain K-12 reform"

November 29, 2009, Boston Globe, “A place for dreams and a better future: Housing authorities’ programs promote academic progress"

November 29, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “Mass. Market: Legislature leaves lots of work to finish in 2010”

November 29, 2009, Cape Cod Times, “Premature end on Beacon Hill”

November 29, 2009, Eagle-Tribune, “We can't 'stimulate' our way out of economic reality”

November 29, 2009, New York Times, “City’s Schools Share Their Space, and Bitterness”

November 29, 2009, Times Daily, “Are charter schools innovative or a distraction?”

November 29, 2009, San Francisco Chronicle, “Value-added education in the race to the top”

November 27, 2009, Boston Globe, “A champion goes to bat”

November 27, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Charter school hearings slated: 3 plans affect Central Mass."

November 27, 2009, Patriot Ledger, "Actions are best measure of Legislature’s worth ethic”

November 27, 2009, Nevada Appeal, “Chuck Muth: Teachers union gobbling for goodies”

November 26, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “School Reform Retreat?: Duncan eases the rules for states to get 'Race to the Top' cash"

November 25, 2009, Boston Globe, “Mass. investigating a charter school: Springfield facility’s leap in MCAS scores preceded allegations"

November 25, 2009, Berkshire Eagle, “Charter school debated”

November 24, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Race to the Top in Education: We can get real reform if the president resists pressure to dilute standards"

November 24, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “Charter school referendum edging closer to ballot”

November 24, 2009, Dallas Morning News, “Perry says Texas, not U.S., should set state public education standards”

November 24, 2009, Fresno Bee, “Bid for federal money could shake up Valley schools”

November 24, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “Editorial: Shunning ed reform approval an embarrassment move by lawmakers”

November 24, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “Our Opinion: Teacher unions keep fighting education”

November 24, 2009, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “Bell for recess rings too early”

November 24, 2009, Providence Journal, “Mayoral academies group receives grants”

November 24, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Public Schools Can Again Be What They Once Were”

November 24, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, “Obama seeking to boost study of science, math: He enlists corporations, charities, even video- game designers in a $260 million program"

November 23, 2009, Boston Globe, “Obama highlights science education”

November 23, 2009, The Republican, “Democratic Senate candidate Alan Khazei credited for inspiring change”

November 23, 2009, NECN, “Broadside: Healey's push for charter schools”

November 23, 2009, Seattle Times, “On to Round Two: Gov. Chris Gregoire says Washington must sit out the first round of competition for a $4 billion federal education-reform fund. This state simply wasn't ready."

November 23, 2009, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Molasses reform: Governor, lawmakers share blame"

November 23, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “State ed bill lacks teeth on charter Senate KOs move aimed at revoking school approval”

November 23, 2009, Worcester Business Journal, “Briefing: Mass. Readiness Centers”

November 23, 2009, Providence Journal, “R.I. education commissioner unveils sweeping reform plan”

November 22, 2009, Boston Globe, “In Arizona, charter school movement flourishes: In open market, academic results have been mixed"

November 22, 2009, The Standard-Times, “Our View: These changes can't wait”

November 22, 2009, The Republican, “State Legislature has unfinished business”

November 22, 2009, Arkansas News, “State has work to do to secure more public school stimulus money”

November 21, 2009, The Republican, “Mass. lawmakers seek to restore $18 million in cuts to regional school transportation programs”

November 21, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “State sets hearing for Quincy charter school”

November 21, 2009, Attleboro Sun Chronicle, “House takes leave”

November 20, 2009, Newsweek, “The Odd Couple of Education Reform: What do teachers' unions think about being vilified by everyone from Newt Gingrich to Al Sharpton?"

November 20, 2009, Cambridge Chronicle, “When the fall ain't all that's left: Galluccio, Cambridge Police and Beacon Hill”

November 20, 2009, Huffington Post, “Slow And Steady As We ‘Race To The Top’"

November 20, 2009, The Seattle Times, “Washington to skip first round of Race to the Top”

November 20, 2009, Boston Globe, “Patrick, lawmakers spar over shortfall: Accusations fly amid budget gap"

November 20, 2009, Boston Globe, “Gates donates $335m to schools: Teacher training, methods targeted"

November 20, 2009, Boston Globe, “Fix schools and budget - Legislature’s recess can wait”

November 20, 2009, Boston Herald, “Race for last place”

November 20, 2009, Washington Post, “Gates Foundation gives $335 million to raise teacher effectiveness”

November 19, 2009, Boston Globe, “Toll ending question fails to make Mass. Ballot”

November 19, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “Charter school process has effects beyond Gloucester”

November 19, 2009, Channel 5 News, “Patrick Miffed At Lawmakers Going Into Break: Governor Upset Over Education, Crime Bills"

November 19, 2009, Boston Globe, “Lawmakers leave Patrick, bills waiting: Overhaul proposals stall as 2009 session ends"

November 19, 2009, Boston Globe, “City unveils plan for schools: Superintendent reveals list of 14 to be restructured"

November 19, 2009, Boston Herald, “House halts Deval Patrick’s push for school reform”

November 19, 2009, Boston Herald, “Pols grab early gifts: 2 holidays, $18 million”

November 19, 2009, The Republican, “Legislature must act on ed reform”

November 19, 2009, The Republican, “Charter school a real science”

November 19, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “Opinion: IG's probe into state process shouldn't affect approved charter”

November 19, 2009, WBUR, “Boston Unveils School Restructuring Plan”

November 19, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “D.C. Schools Chief Targets Tenure”

November 18, 2009, Boston Globe, “Senate passes sweeping changes for underperforming schools”

November 18, 2009, Boston Globe, “State to investigate Gloucester charter process”

November 18, 2009, Boston Herald, “Charter bill under attack”

November 18, 2009, The Republican, “More charter schools pushed”

November 18, 2009, Nashua Telegraph, “Mass. Gov. to House: Stay in session, pass ed bill”

November 17, 2009, Boston Globe, “IG announces he is investigating charter school approval”

November 17, 2009, Boston Globe, “Amendments bog down charter school bill in Senate: Speedy passage looks doubtful"

November 17, 2009, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Ed reform hits barrier: Federal funds for charters"

November 17, 2009, Allston-Brighton TAB, “Menino column: Mayor looking forward to serving another term”

November 17, 2009, Eagle-Tribune, “Our view: Legislature should pass school reform initiative”

November 17, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “Editorial: State ed reform bill would address priorities, force needed change”

November 17, 2009, Cape Cod Times, “Moving schools in right direction”

November 17, 2009, MetroWest Daily News, “Spilka: Ed reform bill must include money study”

November 16, 2009, Boston Globe, “Opposition grows to education reform bill”

November 16, 2009, The Republican, “Mass. Senate delays action on bill to expand charter schools in low performing districts”

November 16, 2009, Washington Post, “O'Malley: Federal funds could be 'challenge pay' for principals”

November 16, 2009, The Colorado Independent, “School reform proposals kick off ‘Race to the Top’ in Colorado: First-phase volunteer workgroups present their overhaul plans"

November 16, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “State ed reform measure hovers over charter talks”

November 16, 2009, Salem News, “Our reform: Think of the children”

November 16, 2009, Boston Herald, “Monday morning briefing”

November 16, 2009, MetroWest Daily News, “Editorial: Join the 'Race to the Top'”

November 16, 2009, The News Tribune, “Race to the top in education? Who, us?”

November 16, 2009, Washington Post, “Schools for education: Allowing charters to use closed facilities is a welcome step by the District"

November 16, 2009, Washington Times, “Citizen Journalism: Charters text”

November 16, 2009, Washington Post, “In Arizona, a laboratory for charter schools yields mixed results: Study finds that gains fall short of success in regular schools"

November 15, 2009, Boston Globe, “Raise dropout age to 18”

November 15, 2009, New York Times, “Programs to Certify Teachers May Grow”

November 15, 2009, The Republican, “Schools hope to put an end to bullying”

November 15, 2009, The Cap Times, “John Smart: ‘Pennies for Kids’ would improve state’s schools”

November 14, 2009, Columbia Daily Tribune, “Year-round school: We won’t pay for it"

November 13, 2009, Seattle Times, “Win or lose, Race to the Top worth it for state's students”

November 13, 2009, Boston Globe, “Education reform is in for a big test”

November 13, 2009, Boston Globe, “Mass. may get additional $250m from US for education efforts”

November 13, 2009, Boston Globe, “Senate hopefuls turn up volume: Candidates clash loudly on health, earmarks, Big Dig in radio debate"

November 13, 2009, Boston Globe, “Stand up for students in state’s weakest schools”

November 13, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “Letter: Writer off base on kids' role in charter protest”

November 13, 2009, South Coast Today, “LETTER: Superintendents' proposal hurts charter schools”

November 13, 2009, Washington Post, “Racing to reform: The rules are set, but how the education funds are allotted is key."

November 13, 2009, New York Post, “Harlem clears charter hurdle”

November 12, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “Gloucester charter school fate rests with Ed Board”

November 12, 2009, New York Times, “The ‘Highly Qualified Teacher’ Dodge”

November 12, 2009, ProPublica, “Game On, Education Departments”

November 12, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Ready or not?: Education bill offers mixed bag"

November 12, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “Opinion: City schools shouldn't sink tax dollars into charter legal fight”

November 12, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Stimulus to Reward States That Overhaul School Systems”

November 12, 2009, Bloomberg News, “Teacher Unions Win Changes in U.S. Education Grant Rules”

November 12, 2009, Washington Post, “Scoring system for school aid: Obama program assigns points to reform efforts in competition for funds"

November 12, 2009, The Daily Advertiser, “GUEST COLUMN: Emphasis on charter schools is misguided”

November 11, 2009, New York Times, “After Criticism, the Administration Is Praised for Final Rules on Education Grants”

November 11, 2009, Associated Press, “Obama uses school dollars to prod states to change”

November 11, 2009, Cape Cod Times, “More charter schools won't improve public education”

November 11, 2009, Boston Globe, “New charter schools bill moves to the Senate: Proposal allows state to step in"

November 11, 2009, New York Post, “Arne joins NY charter-cap flap”

November 11, 2009, Nashville Public Radio, “Prospective Charter Schools Don’t Convince Nashville School Officials”

November 10, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “Panel set to approve much of Patrick's education proposal”

November 10, 2009, The Grand Rapids Press, “Does President Obama prefer charter schools to public schools?”

November 10, 2009, Washington Post, “Less than 'courage' in New Haven: The White House's tepid version of education reform"

November 10, 2009, Buffalo News, “Union supports all schools, including charters”

November 10, 2009, Denver Post, “DPS unveils plans for changes in schools”

November 9, 2009, The Associated Press, “Strings Attached to Stimulus Dollars for Schools: States can seek next round of stimulus money for schools, but with strings attached"

November 9, 2009, Boston Globe, “Pick reformers for school panel”

November 9, 2009, Eagle-Tribune, “Editorial: Charter school's expansion should be welcomed”

November 9, 2009, Georgetown Record, “Obama lays out federal education aid criteria”

November 8, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “No move on charter State panel's hearing offers little to charter school foes”

November 8, 2009, The Daily News Tribune, “Mogul: How public education changed”

November 8, 2009, Roxbury Transcript, “Students who participate in debate do better in school”

November 8, 2009, Boston School Funding Examiner, “Massachusetts charter school conflict, it's all about the money”

November 7, 2009, Boston Globe, “Parents call on state to revoke charter: Say proposed Gloucester school is not innovative"

November 7, 2009, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “School cuts: Patrick's slash in busing funds may impact classrooms”

November 7, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “Update: No signs board will pull back school charter”

November 7, 2009, Providence Journal, “R.I. education commissioner plans community forums”

November 6, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “State, local officials to air Gloucester charter school issues Saturday”

November 6, 2009, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “State cut leaves district $1M short: Superintendent says education will suffer to cover transportation costs"

November 6, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “Opinion: State ed board must restore credibility, leave 'agendas' at the door”

November 6, 2009, Gloucester Daily Times, “Charter on state panel's plate again Hearing tomorrow at City Hall”

November 6, 2009, The Republican, “More cuts loom in state funding”

November 6, 2009, Harvard Crimson, “Obama Races to Fix Education: A new White House initiative holds promise for public schools"

November 6, 2009, Chicago Tribune, “Legislature passes education reform bills”

November 5, 2009, Washington Post, “School kids get lesson on education reform”

November 5, 2009, The State Journal, “Teaching May Evolve to Meet New Needs”

November 5, 2009, The Desert Sun, “Charter schools widen the gap between rich and poor students”

November 4, 2009, The Christian Science Monitor, “Schools sprinting to win Obama’s Race to the Top billions”

November 4, 2009, Reuters, “Obama Administration Must Embrace Real Education Reform, Not Just Rhetoric”

November 4, 2009, Associated Press, “Obama coaxes states to change with school dollars”

November 4, 2009, ABC News, “President Obama Touts Education Reform on Anniversary of Election: Obama Travels to Wisconsin to Promote Competition for Education Funding"

November 4, 2009, The Brookings Institution, “Education in the Obama Administration”

November 4, 2009, Fresno Bee, “Senate approves education bill, paves way for stimulus money”

November 4, 2009, Cape Cod Times, “Charter Schools: Doing Right By Our Kids”

November 4, 2009, The Detroit News, “State ignores $600M for schools: Embracing promising reforms would leverage federal money to help students"

November 4, 2009, Los Angeles Times, “No way to secure school funding: A bill that would attract federal school grants also includes too many disparate ideas to be practical"

November 3, 2009, Mass Live, “U.S. Education Department officials say Mass. did not break rules in use of stimulus funds for schools”

November 3, 2009, USA Today, “Race to the Top education grant propels reforms”

November 3, 2009, Associated Press, “Obama coaxes states to change with school dollars”

November 3, 2009, Education Week, “Ed Department to Mass.: No Violation on Stabilization Spending”

November 3, 2009, Legislative Gazette, “Gov., union oppose lifting cap on NY charter schools”

November 3, 2009, Providence Journal, “U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits R.I. on tour to encourage school reform”

November 3, 2009, Washington Post, “Education jobs boost connected to stimulus: Report details effects of funding in D.C., Va., Md."

November 3, 2009, Lexington Herald-Leader, “Race to the Top funds might force change: Charterlike Schools A Possibility"

November 2, 2009, Legislative Gazette, “'Big, hairy, audacious' goals for SUNY”

November 2, 2009, Belmont Citizen-Herald, “Ed reform bill to go before Senate Dems this week”

November 2, 2009, Providence Journal, “Education Secretary Duncan visits N. Kingstown school”

November 2, 2009, Legislative Gazette, “Hoyt bill would remove charter school cap”

November 2, 2009, Honolulu Adviser, “Stimulus choices draw fire: Federal official criticizes state on how it spent aid meant for education"

November 1, 2009, Boston Globe, “Grade the teachers: A way to improve schools, one instructor at a time"

November 1, 2009, Patriot-News, “All students should be judged on same criteria”

November 1, 2009, Review-Journal, “It's time to grade the teachers: We have the information -- let's use it."

October 31, 2009, Cape Cod Times,“Charter questions”

October 31, 2009, Newsweek, “Teddy’s Rightful Heir: Alan Khazei should get his seat"

October 31, 2009, United Press International, “Duncan: States 'set bar too low'”

October 30, 2009, New York Times, “Hawaii’s Children, Left Behind”

October 30, 2009, West Roxbury Transcript, “Mayoral race: Menino vs. Flaherty - who will win?”

October 30, 2009, Boston Globe, “Diary of an undecided voter”

October 30, 2009, Daily News Tribune, “Charter school bid withdrawn”

October 30, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, “Editorial: Teaching the teacher”

October 29, 2009, Physorg.com, “Charter schools, studied”

October 29, 2009, Newsweek, “State Math, Reading Tests in 'Race to the Bottom'”

October 29, 2009, Gotham Schools, “Hoyt’s education reform bill reaches far beyond charter cap”

October 29, 2009, Associated Press, “Report: States set low bar for student achievement”

October 29, 2009, Boston Globe, “Legislature should move on school reform by Thanksgiving”

October 29, 2009, West Roxbury Transcript, “Boston City Council at-large race: Four will remain standing”

October 29, 2009, Allston-Brighton TAB, “Michael Flaherty column: It’s our city & time for change”

October 29, 2009, New York Post, “State charting new course for old HSs”

October 28, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “Gov. Patrick rejects house chair's explanation for Ed Reform Bill delay”

October 28, 2009, New York Times, “The New Haven Model”

October 28, 2009, ProPublica, “Education Secretary Not Mad, Just Disappointed”

October 28, 2009, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Missouri not skipping $4 billion Race to Top comp” 

October 28, 2009, The Times-Union, “Advocates: Charter cap risks aid”

October 28, 2009, The Trentonian, “A school reform aces test”

October 28, 2009, The Jackson-Sun, “Gates Foundation cash wields influence”

October 27, 2009, New York Times, “After Complaints, Gates Foundation Opens Education Aid Offer to All States”

October 27, 2009, New York Post, “Gov's charter shock: Imperils fed $$ by nixing changes in law"

October 26, 2009, Huffington Post, “Contrary to Conventional Wisdom, States Are Leading the Way in Education Reform”

October 26, 2009, Times-Picayune, “N.O. education dollars from federal stimulus package in limbo”

October 26, 2009, The Tribune, “Longer school days could increase school scores”

October 26, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “COMMENTARY: Charter schools’ time has come”

October 26, 2009, Oakland Tribune, “David Ellison: Education secretary may be giving up on school reform”

October 26, 2009, Detroit News, “Lifting state cap on high-quality charter schools creates academically proven programs for students”

October 25, 2009, The Eagle-Tribune, “Column: Teachers union clout will squelch any shot at real reform”

October 25, 2009, Associated Press, “THE INFLUENCE GAME: Gates sways government dollars”

October 25, 2009, Delaware News, “More schools should be like CSW, Newark Charter”

October 25, 2009, The Swamp, “Race to the Top: Teachers left behind?: The government and Gates Foundation also are working hand in hand"

October 25, 2009, Los Angeles Daily News, “Discussion, not flaming torches, should drive teacher pay reform”

October 24, 2009, The Sun Chronicle, “Area educators say state must provide more support”

October 23, 2009, Dallas Morning News, “Clock ticking on educator requirement: State has a month to plan how to qualify thousands of teachers"

October 23, 2009, New Richmond News, “New Richmond charter school clears major hurdle: School officials in New Richmond are all smiles after being awarded a $111,650 grant to help plan a charter school in town"

October 22, 2009, Dallas Morning News, “Dallas fifth graders not ready for middle school”

October 22, 2009, New York Times, “The Quiet Revolution”

October 22, 2009, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, “Leaders racing to close the gap”

October 22, 2009, Albany Times-Union, “Grade teachers, the right way” 

October 22, 2009, Delaware News-Journal, “Positioned for educational success”

October 22, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, “SRC hears report on "Renaissance Schools'”

October 22, 2009, Boston Globe, “State disputes report on cuts to prekindergarten spending: Pew Center says 22 percent axed"

October 21, 2009, The News-Tribune, “Richard S. Davis: Teachers union should back off opposition to charter schools”

October 21, 2009, Journal-Advocate, “State ed dept racing for district support: CDE working on recovery funds proposal"

October 21, 2009, WBUR, “Mass. Panel Calls For Increasing Mandatory School Age”

October 21, 2009, Boston Globe, “Law urged to make teens stay in school”

October 21, 2009, The Times-Picayune, “New Orleans' schools moving in the right direction: an editorial”

October 21, 2009, Herald Net, “Washington shouldn’t say no to schools innovation”

October 21, 2009, New York Post, “Bam's charter challenge”

October 21, 2009, The Salem News, “My View: Charter schools: Union critique of process rings false”

October 20, 2009, The Gov Monitor, “Education Reform Initiatives In Wisconsin Will Help Students Achieve Success”

October 20, 2009, CNN, “Are states following stimulus plan rules for schools?”

October 20, 2009, Department of Education, “Education Department Seeks Advice from Experts on Ways to Improve Assessments”

October 20, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Questions for Worcester School Committee candidates”

October 20, 2009, New Haven Register, “City ineligible for school reform funds”

October 19, 2009, Chicago Tribune, “Wisconsin governor outlines education reforms”

October 19, 2009, Ithaca Journal, “As state nears charter school cap, push is on to approve more”

October 19, 2009, Courier-Journal, “Bills seek to bring charter schools to Kentucky”

October 19, 2009, The News Journal, “Delaware's 'Race to the Top': Why education quality matters so much"

October 19, 2009, New York Post, “A harder charter push: Proposal scraps school limit in bid for fed ed. Bucks"

October 17, 2009, The Worcester Telegram, “Charter money: Worcester Could Get 2 New Charter Schools"

October 17, 2009, The Politico, “Teachers' unions uneasy with President Barack Obama”

October 17, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Obama Wins a Battle as a Teachers' Union Shows Flexibility”

October 16, 2009, Boston Herald, “Insurance on Charters”

October 16, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “Education reform advocate says this is ‘a now-or-never moment’”

October 16, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Tight budget forecast for schools”

October 15, 2009, The Examiner, “Charter School Battle Reignites”

October 15, 2009, Boston Globe, “Mass. leads US on math scores: State officials pleased but see ways to improve”

October 15, 2009, Marblehead Reporter, “THE FLIP SIDE: Politicization or red herring?”

October 15, 2009, Bangor Daily News, “School expert: Maine risks losing funds”

October 14, 2009, The Detroit News, “Obama tests teacher unions with 'Bush III' reforms”

October 14, 2009, CNN, “Report card shows U.S. students need to improve math skills"

October 14, 2009, Associated Press, “Math tests: Fourth-grader progress stalls”

October 14, 2009, Channel 5 News, “October 15, 2009: Education Reform”

October 9, 2009, Boston Globe, "Beating the charter school clock"

October 8, 2009, Patriot Ledger, “OUR OPINION: Don’t be too quick to dismiss charter school in Quincy”

October 8, 2009, Boston Globe, “The Biggest Issue of the Election”

October 8, 2009, Hartford Courant, “Board Discusses Application For Funds: Teacher Evaluation Requirement Raises Concerns”

October 7, 2009, Forbes, “Fund Early Childhood Education: Lawmakers have a chance to make a long-term difference in children's lives”

October 7, 2009, Cape Ann Beacon, “Coalition pushes charter schools; education chair says 'we're almost there'”

October 7, 2009, NECN, “Coalition makes push for more charter schools in Mass”

October 6, 2009, New York Post, “Don't stifle NY's charter schools”

October 5, 2009, New York Daily News, “Let's get going, David: Education Commissioner Steiner fails to get behind charter movement”

October 5, 2009, The Eagle Tribune, “Editorial: Decide charter schools' fates on merit”

October 5, 2009, Columbus Dispatch, “Ohio falters in school-funds race: Shot at $4 billion rests partly on fixing $851.5 million hole" 

October 4, 2009, The News Tribune, “Good data can improve schools – if certain groups allow it”

October 3, 2009, Nashua Telegraph, “NH to enter ‘Race' for funds”

October 2, 2009, The Daily Item, “Charter school proposals progress”

October 1, 2009, Sacramento Bee, “Budget woes, school reform collide”

October 1, 2009, Associated Press, “Report: States are not boosting aid for schools”

October 1, 2009, Education Week (blog), “An Oversimplification About Charter Schools and ELLs”

September 30, 2009, The Salt Lake Tribune, “Schools' quest for federal cash has critics”

September 30, 2009, Wall Street Journal, “Schools Push Hits the Road: Duncan Enlists Odd Allies in Multibillion-Dollar Bid to Shake Up U.S. Education"

September 30, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, “An unlikely trio observes Phila. school reforms”

September 30, 2009, Worcester Telegram, “Charter school proposals advance: State likes 4 applicants in area”

September 29, 2009, Providence Journal, “R.I. enters race for federal education grant”

September 29, 2009, The Denver Post, "A tipping point for DPS schools: Reform may be at stake in November's board election"

September 28, 2009, The Oregonian, “Oregon serious about trying to win Race to the Top federal education money”

September 27, 2009, New York Times: Editorial – Mr. Duncan and that $4.3 Billion 

September 17, 2009, Boston Globe: The next chapter on education reform (by Governor Deval Patrick)

July 24, 2009, Washington Post: Education Reform’s Moon Shot, (by Education Secretary Arne Duncan)






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