Race to the Top

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07/21 09:02 pm | Waiverless Washington State's Request for New NCLB Flexibility Denied | The Education Department isn't willing to cut Washington, the first ex-waiver state, any slack, a warning to other states that may be on the verge of losing their flexibility.

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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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Those choosing to take part in the federal program and those opting out share similar goal, despite differing resources.
March 29, 2011 - Education Week
Some states are scaling back ambitious plans and deadlines as they implement their education-reform plans.
March 29, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Implementing ambitious plans pledged during the application process could prove tough without the federal funding.
February 22, 2011 - Education Week
Research, early education, teacher training, and Race to the Top would get new aid, but the fiscal 2012 plan faces huge hurdles in Congress.
February 14, 2011 - Education Week
Daniel Tanner has a laundry list of complaints against the administration's education policies and it begins with Race to the Top.
February 1, 2011 - Education Week
The administration outlines what kind of amendments they would accept—and what changes would put awardees' funding at risk.
January 8, 2011 - Education Week
In a five-year period following the passage of the federal No Child Left Behind law, chronically poor-performing schools rarely improved or were forced to close, a 10-state study shows.
December 14, 2010 - Education Week
Schools and districts in some states have peeled off because of concerns about carrying out detailed plans.
December 2, 2010 | Updated: March 23, 2012 - Education Week
Spending priorities, extension of Race to the Top, child nutrition, and early education are among the unfinished business confronting lawmakers.
November 1, 2010 - Education Week
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning outlines the 19 finalists' plans to use online learning to achieve Race to the Top goals.
October 15, 2010 - Digital Directions

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