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

11/24 02:00 pm | ESEA Deal Opens (Trap?) Door for Use of Noncognitive Measures in Accountability | In the past, big-name researchers of traits like grit, persistence, and growth mindsets have all said such factors should not be measured for accountability purposes.

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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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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 10, 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 4, 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 4, 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 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

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