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Where did the Department of Education’s ‘Race to the Top’ lead?

By Steven Brill
September 30, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Wright Middle School in Madison

We are fast approaching the fifth anniversary, on Jan. 10, of when state applications are due to apply for awards under President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top program.

from The Great Debate:

Dems shouldn’t mess with Texas

By Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
January 31, 2013

 

There has been much ado lately about the Democratic Party’s new project to turn Texas blue. What’s lost on the liberals in D.C., California and Manhattan who will throw money at this futile effort, however, is that the Texas Republican Party is different and far stronger than its counterparts in other states. And it’s not just because the Lone Star State under Republican control has become the envy of the nation in terms of job creation and economic growth.

from Tales from the Trail:

Expecting lots of entries from Red States?

February 19, 2010

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It's not quite the glee club or football championship.

U.S. high schools will flex their competitive muscles this spring for a different sort of prize -- President Barack Obama as speaker at  this spring's graduation ceremony.  But to catch that particular brass ring, they will have to show not how well their students can sing or tackle, but make the case for how dedicated they are to providing an excellent education.

from Tales from the Trail:

Hoop Dreams: Obama puts on full-court press at White House

October 8, 2009

Forget about Afghanistan, healthcare and the economy. President Barack Obama took time out on Thursday to indulge in his favorite sport as he hosted cabinet members and lawmakers for a round of pickup games on the White House basketball court.

from Tales from the Trail:

Obama assembling high-powered basketball team

December 16, 2008

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama did not have to look far to find his choice for education secretary -- just across the basketball court.