Race to the Top

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John B. King Jr., will take over on an acting basis from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who leaves office in December.
—Andrew Harnik AP

Less Leverage Awaits Official to Step In as Ed. Dept. Head

John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan. (October 12, 2015)

Spotlight on Race to the Top

This Spotlight examines insider perspectives on Race to the Top policy, the role of standards in the competitive grant program, and states' preparations to secure their piece of the funding pie.

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Schools and the Stimulus
A closer look at the impact education stimulus dollars have had since the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan.
October 12, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has relaunched one of the most powerful tools it wields over states' academic standards and assessments: the "peer review" process that had been suspended for three years.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Expanded-learning initiatives are pushing educators and outside groups to collaborate in new, more integrated ways.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
With the clock ticking on the Obama administration’s time in office, the education secretary discusses NCLB waivers, testing, Race to the Top, and other issues.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Over the past three years, the state has invested heavily in common-core training for teachers, but has recently signaled a weaker commitment to the standards amid rising opposition.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
Some Obama administration officials behind key education initiatives have moved on, and those now in place bring their own approaches and perspectives.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs.
October 7, 2014 | Updated: June 23, 2015 - Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
The Education Department will let states with NCLB waivers seek a delay in tying student test scores to teacher evaluations until the 2015-16 school year.
August 22, 2014 - Education Week
With hundreds of millions of dollars left in the Obama administration's signature education-redesign program, here's a look at how much grant money the 12 biggest winners still have in their coffers.
July 24, 2014 - Education Week

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