Race to the Top

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Teachers at Ridgeway High School in Memphis, Tenn., begin a three-day Common Core State Standards training session. The state has spent $44 million of its $500 million Race to the Top grant to train more than 70,000 teachers in the new academic standards.
—Brandon Dill for Education Week

Tennessee on Dogged Path to Race to Top Finish

One of the earliest winners in the federal grant competition is working to make sure its efforts to transform public education don't slip away when its $500 million runs out. (July 8, 2014)

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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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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
The $4 billion in federal grants spur local projects sometimes overlooked amid the program's more sweeping goals.
April 19, 2011 - Education Week
As the two big groups of states craft common-assessment systems, experts warn that the smallest details could undermine their work.
April 19, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
The bill funding the government through September cuts more than $1 billion from the Education Department, while extending Race to the Top and 'i3'.
April 14, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
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

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