Race to the Top

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

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who stepped down after almost seven years, visits with student Mario Corona, age 6, in a kindergarten class at McGlone Elementary School last May in Denver.
—Brennan Linsley/AP-File

Ed. Dept. Report Touts Race To Top Program's Impact

A new study focuses on progress under the Obama administration's signature education-redesign program, but touches only lightly on stumbles and controversies. (December 1, 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.

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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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Education made an appearance in the recent debate featuring eight Republican presidential hopefuls.
September 14, 2011 – Education Week
Some states wrestle with how to implement ambitious promises they made in securing the federal grant money.
September 14, 2011 – Education Week
A public rating system for early-learning programs is worth big points in the contest for $500 million in new federal aid.
August 31, 2011 – Education Week
States gear up to compete for $500 million under the federal Early Learning Challenge initiative.
August 24, 2011 – Education Week
When it comes to Race to the Top assessment, there's much more than testing to consider, Charles A. DePascale writes.
August 10, 2011 – Education Week
The Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge fund is a crucial piece in the larger early-learning puzzle and educators need to make the most of the opportunity, Sharon Lynn Kagan and Kristie Kauerz write.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week
Experts say projects likely to have the greatest impact are state data systems, rating programs for child-care providers, and assessment tools.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week
The state is using Race to the Top resources for extensive professional development in its push for common academic standards.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week
Runner-up states could compete for a new $200 million pot, while $500 million will flow to a new, early education grant contest.
June 1, 2011 – Education Week
The scramble is on to meet ambitious goals as Race to the Top implementation ramps up.
May 25, 2011 – Education Week

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