Race to the Top

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Teachers at Ridgeway High School in Memphis, Tenn., begin a three-day Common Core State Standards training session. The state has spent $44 million of its $500 million Race to the Top grant to train more than 70,000 teachers in the new academic standards.
—Brandon Dill for Education Week

Tennessee on Dogged Path to Race to Top Finish

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 8, 2014)

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Districts are using their share of the federal grant dollars for a range of efforts aimed at the "whole child."
May 3, 2013 - Education Week
The 16 districts that won Race to the Top grants are taking vastly different approaches as they aim to make over the classroom experience.
March 26, 2013 - Education Week
President Obama's proposal for a Race to the Top-style competition aimed at high schools has yet to be fleshed out.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
The president wants to dramatically expand preschool access for low- and middle-income children, but has yet to spell out the cost.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
The majority of winners in the $4 billion Race to the Top competition are struggling with evaluation and data systems, the U.S. Education Department's second annual progress report on the program says.
February 1, 2013 - Education Week
Fed up with state school improvement efforts, eight California districts have banded together to bring about change.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
Why can't children in public schools have the same rich learning experiences that President Obama's daughters receive, Alan C. Jones asks.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
January 8, 2013 - Education Week
The 16 victors splitting $400 million in district Race to the Top awards include charters, midsize systems, and two consortia.
January 4, 2013 - Education Week
Among the 61 finalists for the latest Race to the Top competition are high-scoring applicants from rural districts and states not previously receiving the federal grants.
December 10, 2012 - Education Week

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