Race to the Top: Win, Lose, and Draw Conclusions

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Live Chat: Race to the Top: Win, Lose, and Draw Conclusions

Thursday, September 2, 2 p.m. Eastern time
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Eleven states and the District of Columbia have each won a share of the $4 billion federal Race to the Top prize intended to jump-start education reforms. Now comes the hard part: delivering on the promises they made in two hard-fought rounds of competition for the economic-stimulus money. Education Week’s state policy reporter Sean Cavanagh and congressional reporter and Politics K-12 blogger Alyson Klein will answer questions about the competition, how it’s already helped drive policy changes at the state level, and what lies ahead for the Obama administration’s signature education reform initiative.

Sean Cavanagh who covers state policy at Education Week, has been a reporter for the newspapers since 2002. During that time he has covered math and science education, vocational education and other issues. Recently he’s reported on states’ pursuit of Race to the Top funding and their plans to make use of that money to change school policy.
Alyson Klein is a staff writer for Education Week. She covers federal policy, politics, and the U.S. Congress, as well as several states, and is co-author of the blog Politics K-12.

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