Delaware RTTT spending 100K and up by vendor…WOW.

Unit
Descr Trans Date Sum BU Amount Name
95000 RTTT DE Talent Cooperative 2013-12-13 596,415.22
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2011-09-09 525,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 Training/Support for New Asses 2012-06-29 495,281.00 AMER INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2011-02-01 420,000.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT College Board Expenses 2011-05-18 391,754.00 COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM BOARD
95000 RTTT College Board Expenses 2013-08-31 374,561.60 COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM BOARD
95000 RTTT College Board Expenses 2012-05-14 374,176.80 COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM BOARD
95000 RTTT College Board Expenses 2014-05-16 351,835.20 COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM BOARD
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2011-02-10 347,221.42 MICROSOFT CORPORATION
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2014-02-24 337,760.00 VISION NETWORK OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT SAMS 2013-08-29 333,900.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2011-06-01 329,157.50 ESP SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2011-10-28 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2011-10-28 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2011-12-07 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2011-12-14 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-01-12 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-02-10 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-03-12 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-04-09 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-05-14 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-06-13 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-07-17 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-08-13 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-09-14 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-10-01 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-11-16 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2012-12-13 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2013-01-15 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2013-02-13 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2013-03-13 325,821.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2013-04-16 316,238.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2013-05-15 316,238.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2013-06-24 316,238.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2013-02-04 313,922.00 VISION NETWORK OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2013-10-02 288,353.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2013-10-31 253,320.00 VISION NETWORK OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2014-06-30 253,320.00 VISION NETWORK OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2012-03-02 252,920.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2011-03-31 249,000.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Alternate Certification 2012-08-13 248,195.00 INNOVATIVE SCH DEVELOP CORP
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2012-10-31 235,444.00 VISION NETWORK OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2013-05-30 235,443.00 VISION NETWORK OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Alternate Certification 2011-08-15 233,945.00 INNOVATIVE SCH DEVELOP CORP
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2011-10-07 232,008.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Principal Training 2012-02-01 223,125.00 HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBLISHING CO
95000 RTTT Principal Training 2013-01-22 223,125.00 HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBLISHING CO
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2012-02-02 195,729.00 ESP SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2012-08-16 193,316.98 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2012-03-06 187,329.00 ESP SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
95000 Teacher Residency (STEM) 2011-06-17 187,202.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Student Growth Measures 2012-06-26 180,238.67 RESEARCH IN ACTION INC
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2010-10-01 179,240.00 MICROSOFT CORPORATION
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2011-06-17 171,670.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2013-09-05 168,881.00 VISION NETWORK OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2011-07-29 164,700.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2012-08-07 156,962.00 VISION NETWORK OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Data Coaches 2011-03-11 150,000.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Alternate Certification 2013-11-15 146,000.00 INNOVATIVE SCH DEVELOP CORP
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2013-04-30 144,144.00 ESP SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
95000 RTTT Comprehensive Prof Dev 2012-02-28 141,613.95 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2011-11-04 141,204.00 ESP SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2011-07-11 140,062.80 ESP SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
95000 RTTT DE Talent Cooperative 2013-02-05 140,000.00
95000 RTTT Student Growth Measures 2012-12-14 140,000.00
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2012-04-11 139,093.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT AP Summer Institute 2011-08-10 132,600.00 COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM BOARD
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2012-09-05 125,937.00 ESP SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
95000 RTTT Principal Training 2011-11-22 125,750.00 HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBLISHING CO
95000 RTTT DE Talent Cooperative 2013-12-13 125,366.53
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2011-10-12 119,202.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2011-11-22 119,202.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2011-11-22 119,202.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2011-12-23 119,202.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-01-31 119,202.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-03-02 119,202.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2012-11-30 118,860.00 ESP SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
95000 RTTT Alternate Certification 2013-09-06 115,000.00 TEACH FOR AMERICA
95000 RTTT Alternate Certification 2013-09-16 115,000.00 TEACH FOR AMERICA
95000 RTTT Indirect Costs 2013-10-28 114,335.96 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
95000 RTTT School-based Bonuses 2011-12-01 113,594.22 NEW CASTLE COUNTY VO-TECH SCH
95000 RTTT Alternate Certification 2012-07-31 110,000.00 TEACH FOR AMERICA
95000 Teacher Residency (STEM) 2012-01-31 109,214.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT LDS Project (Data) 2011-11-28 108,725.00 AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-06-25 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-06-25 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-09-13 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-10-03 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-10-03 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-11-02 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-11-26 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2013-01-02 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2013-03-12 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2013-03-26 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2013-04-17 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2013-05-01 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2013-06-03 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2013-07-31 108,530.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2013-08-01 108,529.00 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
95000 RTTT AP Summer Institute 2012-08-28 108,050.00 COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM BOARD
95000 RTTT Development Coaches 2012-02-24 106,500.00 BLACKBOARD INC
95000 RTTT Student Growth Measures 2012-09-13 103,046.20 RESEARCH IN ACTION INC
95000 RTTT Principal Training 2013-02-28 100,000.00 HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBLISHING CO
95000 RTTT DE Talent Cooperative 2013-10-18 100,000.00

Laura H. Chapman: What Federal Law Says About the Role of the Federal Department of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

Laura H. Chapman provides here the relevant federal statutes that restrict the role of federal officials to prevent federal intrusion and control of public education. The prohibition of federal employees exercising any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, instruction or personnel of public schools was enacted when the U.S. Department of Education was created in 1979. Secretary Duncan insists that the Department of Education is not directing or influencing curriculum or instruction by its ardent support for the Common Core standards or its $360 million funding of CCSS tests. We all know that standards and tests don’t influence curriculum and instruction, right?

Legal Restriction: “U. S. Congress. General Provisions Concerning Education. (2010, February). Section 438 (20 U.S.C. § 1232a). US Code TITLE 20 EDUCATION CHAPTER 31, SUBCHAPTER III, Part 2, §§ 1232a. Prohibition against Federal control of education. No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize…

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The Butcher, the banker and the candlestick maker weigh in: Anyone else smell a coordinated attack on public schools by the 1%? These men sure seem to know-it-all…

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/09/28/strong-schools-imperative-strong-economy/16384487/

Asinine.

Mark Murphy declares there is “tremendous support” for Priority Schools State Takeover with a series of lies.

http://www.wdde.org/68202-state-officials-push-garner-support-priority-schools-initiative

Warning, if you are intolerant of bald faced lies like “we have been working with our districts”, then don’t listen to the above interview. Damn, pathological even.

After listening to it all, I must ask, did you get permission to just stand and deliver these lies from your boss, Mr. Chief for Change?

David Coleman, the Common Core, the “Redesigned” SAT and Growing Public Angst: Is the Testing Craze Ebbing?

Originally posted on Ed In The Apple:

Every teacher in American is engaged in the Common Core, how many have heard of the architect of the Common Core – David Coleman?

In a lengthy article in The Atlantic Dana Goldstein describes the architect,

David Coleman is an idealistic, poetry-loving, controversy-stoking Rhodes Scholar and a former McKinsey consultant who has determined, more than almost anyone else, what kids learn in American schools.

I first heard Coleman in April, 2011, I was sitting with a network, thirty or so principals and staff watching a telecast of what has become the iconic Coleman speech. (Read transcript of the Albany speech here).

Coleman strutted back and forth across a stage laying out in detail the elements of the Common Core, to be honest my attention was beginning to wane; there was a certain smugness about Coleman, and, maybe I knew too much about his past. He had created the “Grow…

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Tommy Lasorda says you may go to Hell if you are not a Dodgers fan

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

Tommy Lasorda, that family patriarch that everyone smiles at and respects publicly, but who in all honesty kind of creeps out and/or annoys everyone a lot of the time, took to Twitter following the Dodgers clinching the N.L. West last night:

I suppose it’s just a matter of semantics and phrasing. If he had tweeted “Giants fans can go to hell!” I probably would’ve been approvingly retweeting this as edgy smack talk.

Anyway.

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