Race to the Top

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

Jamila Smith, left, and Danielle Smith pack their office belongings at the Education Department in Washington. Both employees are staff members in the office of the deputy secretary who will be transferring to the new the office of state support.
—Eric Kruszewski for Education Week

Federal Monitoring of K-12 Efforts to Take Team Approach

A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs. (October 7, 2014)

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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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.

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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 17, 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 10, 2013 - Education Week
Growth and improvement, not just accountability, must remain at the heart of teacher evaluation, Stephen Fink writes.
July 17, 2013 - Education Week
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

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