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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Get Busy and Start Downloading/Saving Files from ed.gov for Common Core Information

Perhaps it is coincidental, but since Glenn Beck has been focusing on Common Core standards, trying to access Common Core/Race to the Top documents on the ed.gov signed by states has yielded few results.  When you search "race to the top phase 2 applications" this is what you will see:

The U.S. Department of Education's main website, www.ed.gov, is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Information such as Race to the Top proposals, reviewer comments on those proposals and appendices to proposals are no longer available.

Here's a way to find your state's proposals concerning Race to the Top and MOUs signing your state on to Common Core standards.

Use this link:


This is from a site that archives links/information on the internet that have been scrubbed or otherwise are not available.

You can search your state and you might want download the information you need that the US Department of Education is either not making available to you intentionally or because of computer issues.  It must be a computer issue because as ed.gov states on the its information page:

As part of its commitment to transparency in governance, the Department is providing the public with the applications it received from states applying to the Race to the Top program.

Be sure to access this page for more Race to the Top/Common Core information. We hope with the government's commitment to transparency the ed.gov site is fully functioning again with the Race to the Top documents and common core information contained within those documents.  In the meantime, when you download these scanned documents, be sure to convert them to readable text.

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