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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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A variety of education groups and government officials alike assess the states' strengths and challenges in the early stages of common-core implementation.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
States sharing $4 billion in the federal competitive grants are delivering on some promises, but continue to struggle on teacher evaluations, the U.S. Department of Education finds.
March 19, 2014 | Updated: March 27, 2014 - Education Week
In Clarksdale, a superintendent's recipe for improving schools includes themed magnet schools, tougher academics, citywide school choice, and a big infusion of grant money.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Education, schools chiefs from 34 states say they will not share personally identifiable student data with the federal government.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
President Barack Obama steered clear of new education initiatives in his State of the Union address, but is expected to use executive authority to push his priorities.
January 31, 2014 - Education Week
Early education is a winner in the massive bill worked out in Congress, but key Obama initiatives come up short.
January 17, 2014 | Updated: January 25, 2014 - Education Week
Six states are splitting nearly $281 million in the third round of the U.S. Department of Education's effort to boost early-learning programs.
January 6, 2014 - Education Week
Five winners, all from the South, are splitting $120 million of the federal grant funding, in the competition that mostly rewarded small and rural districts.
January 6, 2014 - Education Week
With sequestration on hold and a broad spending outline in the bag, congressional appropriators face tough budget choices on individual education programs.
January 2, 2014 - Education Week
Once in danger of losing its $75 million federal grant, Hawaii is using its Race to the Top money in a way that has converted even some critics.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week

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