Behind the Headline: Obama’s plan to reward schools for innovation sparks debate

By Education Next 04/14/2010

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Obama’s plan to reward schools for innovation sparks debate
04/14/10 | The Washington Post

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Spring 2010 | Education Next

The U.S. Department of Education is embracing an approach to spending that rewards states and districts for innovating instead of simply disbursing funds by formula to schools and districts with disadvantaged students, but this is leading to debates within the Democratic party, reports Nick Anderson of the Washington Post. An article by Andy Smarick about stimulus spending on education from the Spring 2010 issue of Ed Next looked at whether the funds were being used to sustain the status quo or promote reform.

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