People: Race To The Top Guru Leaves USDE
Matt Gandal (right) has left the USDE for a job at Education Strategy Group.
Gandal was at Achieve for a long time, and before that the AFT. More recently, he was heading the USDE's Race To The Top implementation group.
No word yet on how the Department is going to handle that key activity going forward. Amanda Whalen? Maybe it's already happened, or they're waiting until after the election.