Race to the Top

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Jamila Smith, left, and Danielle Smith pack their office belongings at the Education Department in Washington. Both employees are staff members in the office of the deputy secretary who will be transferring to the new the office of state support.
—Eric Kruszewski for Education Week

Federal Monitoring of K-12 Efforts to Take Team Approach

A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs. (October 7, 2014)

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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11/21 03:24 pm | Duncan Wants NAEP Leaders to Help Shape 'Assessment 3.0' | Secretary Duncan hails the role NAEP played in leading states to work together on new tests.

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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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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
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

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