Spotlight on Race to the Top

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On Race to the Top


The Education Week Spotlight on Race to the Top is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • States' plans for teacher and leader effectiveness, turning around low-performing schools, and using data systems effectively
  • A multistate effort to improve underperforming schools
  • Concerns about the development of common standards
  • The research base for Race to the Top policies

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Now facing a gantlet of reviewers, states’ applications for the competitive grants contain common themes but differ markedly in the details.
January 26, 2010 - Education Week

The budget proposal would open the high-profile grant competition to districts—and extend it beyond the economic-stimulus program.
January 19, 2010 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

The multistate effort seeks to remove the barriers that have hindered previous attempts to turn around low-performing schools.
February 2, 2010 - Education Week

"Plenty of money" will be left over after the first round of stimulus grants, Education Department officials tell states.
December 15, 2009 - Education Week

Grant-competition rules that give states extra points for joining the common-standards push amount to federal intrusion, some argue on Capitol Hill.
December 8, 2009 - Education Week

In comments on the proposed federal guidelines for stimulus funds, some researchers say there’s no evidence for the policies touted.
October 2, 2009 - Education Week

By focusing on the very worst schools, the initiative misses an opportunity to help good urban districts become great, writes Richard Whitmire.
December 7, 2009 - Education Week

Joanne Weiss describes the four core areas of reform guiding the U.S. Department of Education, and the role they will play in the allocation of ‘Race to the Top’ funds.
July 23, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

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