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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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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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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 11, 2013 – Education Week
At Kanoelani Elementary, a 785-student school in Waipio on the island of Oahu, the common core is being integrated into a school that prides itself on a cohesive approach to learning across grade levels.
December 11, 2013 – Education Week
Keaau Elementary School in Hawaii used its status as a Race to the Top "zone of innovation" school to raise money to give each student a computer.
December 11, 2013 – Education Week
K-12 advocates are hoping a congressional conference committee working to come up with a federal budget solution can stop across-the-board cuts known as sequestration.
November 6, 2013 – Education Week
With his pot of financial sweeteners diminished, Arne Duncan may have to rely mainly on persuasion and sanctions to advance President Obama's K-12 agenda in the remaining years of the administration.
October 9, 2013 – Education Week
Teachers who have been fired because of flawed evaluations will not have their day in court, write W. James Popham and Marguerita K. DeSander.
September 18, 2013 – Education Week
Researchers find that the systems used in many states to gauge the quality of child-care programs have only a tenuous connection to children's learning outcomes.
September 11, 2013 – Education Week

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