Michele McNeil at Education Week does a nice job of summing up the i3 grant applications today. I was psyched to see $17 million requested for something called “Free to Be,” thinking we might see a nationwide renaissance of the early ’70s hippy-dippy Marlo Thomas album that had such an influence on me and my friends ... but that wasn’t it. What it is I cannot quite figure out from the description at the (very useful!) i3 grants page at ed.gov, but I have a feeling it does not stand a chance against TFA or KIPP. Browse around and see what you find.