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Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

With the clock ticking on the Obama administration’s time in office, the education secretary discusses NCLB waivers, testing, Race to the Top, and other issues. (March 31, 2015)

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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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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
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: June 26, 2015 - 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: June 26, 2015 - 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: June 26, 2015 - Education Week

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