: News

Filed Under:

Maryland's Schools Superintendent Talks "Race To The Top"

Play associated audio
Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools for Maryland
Maryland State Department of Education
Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools for Maryland

Education leaders across the country are watching closely to find out who will be the winners in the first round of the Obama Administration’s $4 billion Race to the Top school funding contest. But one thing is clear: Maryland won’t be one of them. The state didn't apply. WAMU’s Jessica Gould sat down with Maryland’s top education leader, in her office in downtown Baltimore, to find out why.

NPR

How Photos Of Crisis Can Shape The Events They Represent

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Kira Pollack, director of photography and visual enterprise at Time, about how iconic photos might affect the conversation about the events they have come to represent.
NPR

How Big Egg Tried To Bring Down Little 'Mayo' (And Failed)

Newly released emails from the American Egg Board reveal embarrassing details about its fight against the vegan product Just Mayo. Industry critics say the board's antics may have broken the law.
NPR

New Cellphone Surveillance Safeguards Imposed On Federal Law Enforcement

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy.
NPR

How The Architect Of Netflix's Innovative Culture Lost Her Job To The System

Netflix is famous for pioneering a company culture that demands standout results from every employee. One of the architects of this philosophy ended up losing her job to the system she created.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.