Race to the Top

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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

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Over the last three years, Tennessee launched a massive training effort to help teachers adjust to new, tougher common-core standards by recruiting 700 high-performing teachers within the state to coach more than 70,000 of their peers.
June 5, 2014 – Education Week
Nearly four years after winning its Race to the Top grant, Georgia still has a rocky climb to the education-redesign summit outlined in the state's application for the federal grant program.
June 4, 2014 – Education Week
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 4, 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 23, 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 16, 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 5, 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.
February 5, 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 5, 2014 – Education Week
Early education is a winner in the massive bill worked out in Congress, but key Obama initiatives come up short.
January 22, 2014 | Updated: May 1, 2016 – Education Week

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