Race to the Top

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

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.

Politics K-12 Blog

05/31 12:41 pm | The Proposed ESSA Accountability Rules: What You Might Have Missed | If you're still reading up on the draft accountability rules for the Every Student Suceeds Act—don't worry, lots of folks are still reading the 192 pages and figuring ...

Special Collection

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.

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

The state is providing grants to help schools try out new approaches to college readiness and STEM instruction, and to broaden the pipeline for high-quality educators.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Some of the president's high-profile K-12 programs may have an uncertain future without strong patrons in Congress or a formal anchor in federal law.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
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: May 1, 2016 - 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: May 1, 2016 - 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

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented