Race to the Top

The latest news on Race to the Top, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who stepped down after almost seven years, visits with student Mario Corona, age 6, in a kindergarten class at McGlone Elementary School last May in Denver.
—Brennan Linsley/AP-File

Ed. Dept. Report Touts Race To Top Program's Impact

A new study focuses on progress under the Obama administration's signature education-redesign program, but touches only lightly on stumbles and controversies. (December 1, 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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Some Obama administration officials behind key education initiatives have moved on, and those now in place bring their own approaches and perspectives.
November 5, 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 8, 2014 | Updated: May 1, 2016 – 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.
October 1, 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 27, 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.
August 6, 2014 – Education Week
One of the earliest winners in the federal grant competition is working to make sure its efforts to transform public education don't slip away when its $500 million runs out.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Faced with crafting complex applications for federal Race to the Top aid, and putting that money to work if they won, states turned to consultants for help.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Tennessee is trying to turn around its poorest-performing schools through the Achievement School District (ASD). The goal is to catapult those schools from the bottom 5 percent to the top 25 percent within five years.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise.
June 18, 2014 – Teacher
In 2012, the Iredell-Statesville district in North Carolina won a $20 million grant to pursue a personalized-learning initiative. Now, the district's leaders want to make sure they get it right.
June 18, 2014 – Teacher

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