Department of Ed announces new school competition

In yet another move to try and spur education reform, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week $300 million in potential competitive grants that would allow schools to redesign teaching, learning, and traditional seat time.

During his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced “a new challenge to redesign America’s high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy.”

Last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced exactly how ED will reward schools for their reforms.

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