Archives for July 2009

Education By The Numbers: Dollars and Sense?

Money by flickr user AMagill.

Money by flickr user AMagill.

Across the nation, state education budgets are shrinking while class sizes are growing. Unemployment is up while traditional urban school districts continue to lose students.

Join The CEA Blog as it presents a sampling of facts and figures that pertain to the education world, brought to light during this past week.

6,000,000,000:

Number of dollars that the state of California cut from education as a result of the recent economic downturn.

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Education By The Numbers: Teaching and student achievement

Image by flickr user Stewf.

Image by flickr user Stewf.

The world of education is awash with an ocean of facts, figures and numbers that relate to  teaching and student achievement.

Join The CEA Blog as it presents a sampling of facts and figures that pertain to the education world, brought to light during this past week.

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Ohio Will Apply For Federal "Race To The Top" Funds

President Barak Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the draft applications for the $4.35 billion “Race to the Top” funds on Friday, July 24.

“This competition will not be based on politics, ideology, or the preferences of a particular interest group,” stated President Obama in a speech delivered at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington.

“Instead, it will be based on a simple principle-whether a state is ready to do what works. We will use the best data available to determine whether a state can meet a few key benchmarks for reform-and states that outperform the rest will be rewarded with a grant. Not every state will win and not every school district will be happy with the results,” continued Obama.

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