Funding

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    January 17, 2013

    California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown recently released his proposed 2013-2014 spending plan on January 10. W/A recaps the K-12 and higher education budgets. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    December 13, 2012

    The 2012 fiscal cliff will have serious implications for education funding, but the upcoming 2014 policy cliff may have an even more significant impact on education.    Read more

  • By Rachel Vessey Gibson
    December 10, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Education has announced the sixteen winners of the Race to the Top District (RTT-D) competition, the Department's latest competitive grant program, which will focus on personalized learning at the district level. These districts include a number of consortia applicants. All in all, a total of 55 districts are represented in this winning group, hailing from 11 states and the District of Columbia. Read more

  • By Neal Urwitz
    December 6, 2012

    Whiteboard Advisors will host a briefing on the politics and budget implications of sequestration.  RSVP required. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    December 5, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Education announced that 61 applications have been selected as finalists for the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition. The 2012 RTT-D program will provide close to $400 million to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student for success in college and careers. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    October 17, 2012

    What happened to parental involvement? The idea has been incubating. In 2002, NCLB got ahead of itself. The premise was right, but the data and the tools were not yet ready. That has changed. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    October 5, 2012

    What did we learn about education policy in the first presidential debate this week? The candidates aren't so different on funding issues. Read more

  • By Ben Wallerstein
    September 12, 2012

    At Whiteboard Advisors, we often hear from investors, NGOs, and education companies that want to understand how the Race to the Top program is shaping education markets and opportunities – and how products or solutions with the potential to impact student achievement can support state and local agencies in leveraging massive federal investments designed to do just that. Most market watchers know that roughly $4 billion has been awarded to states, but scarce data exists to trace how and where those funds are flowing and just how much of the funding has yet to be spent. Read more

  • By Rachel Vessey Gibson
    July 18, 2012

    Today we released the results of our July Education Insider survey. The Insider survey continues to garner media attention as a tool for understanding and predicting education trends; the Huffington Post published a piece earlier today which discusses our analysis of the Common Core assessment consortia.
     

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  • By Gene Hickok
    July 17, 2012

    The Obama Administration, through education secretary Arne Duncan, seems to be pursuing a two-track strategy regarding national education policy. One track emphasizes positive incentives such as “Race to the Top.” The other encourages states to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind. It is too soon to know whether the incentive approach is working. It has received a lot of positive press. But the actual results aren’t in yet. The waiver strategy seems to be working, though. A majority of states have requested and received waivers. In return, those states have agreed to adopt accountability plans approved by Washington. Read more

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