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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
The Smarter Balanced consortium will present only one performance task each in math and literacy, in addition to multiple-choice and other items.
November 29, 2012 | Updated: December 12, 2012 - Education Week
To be eligible for a share of $400 million in new Race to the Top grants, districts had to prove they had union buy-in.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
An effort by the district to win a $40-million grant has unraveled after the L.A. teachers union declined to sign the application.
October 30, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
For the winner of next week's presidential election, Paul Manna and Keenan Kelley lay out a "modest yet muscular" approach to helping the nation's schools.
October 29, 2012 - Education Week

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