Race to the Top

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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

05/27 02:15 pm | ESSA Accountability Proposal a Departure From Punitive Past, Secretary King Says | The much-anticipated rules deal with a number of complicated and often controversial topics related to school ratings, test participation, school turnaround reuqirements, and ...

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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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A public rating system for early-learning programs is worth big points in the contest for $500 million in new federal aid.
August 30, 2011 - Education Week
States gear up to compete for $500 million under the federal Early Learning Challenge initiative.
August 18, 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 8, 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 12, 2011 - Education Week
The state is using Race to the Top resources for extensive professional development in its push for common academic standards.
July 12, 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 11, 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 24, 2011 - Education Week
A $700 million pot of money would leverage state-level competitions in an effort modeled on Race to the Top.
May 9, 2011 - Education Week
As the Race to the Top deadline looms, unlikely players are taking the lead in designing the new evaluation systems.
April 26, 2011 - Education Week

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