Connecticut RTTT Update

Approximately 120 districts have signed on to Connecticut’s Race to the Top (RTTT) Application, which the state must submit to the federal government by this Tuesday. The U.S.  Department of Education will review applications and awards will be made sometime this spring.   If Connecticut is not accepted in the first phase of the process…

Preventing Dropouts: National Teacher of the Year Speaks Out

Tony Mullen, 2009 Connecticut and National Teacher of the Year, is speaking tomorrow at a Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) conference.  The conference is titled Career Pathways – Connecticut Connections, and is taking place in Waterbury. Mullen will talk about the passion, professionalism, and perseverance it takes to reach vulnerable at-risk students, and the link…

Let the Race Begin

On November 18th the Final guidelines and invitation for applications to the so-called Race to the Top competition were published in the Federal Register. The 102  page application for Phase I funding is due by January 19, 2010 less than eight weeks from now. The monetary stakes are high. According to the published non-binding estimates…