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A Guide to the Many Phases and Faces of Race to the Top

By Alyson Klein — April 23, 2014 1 min read

Race to the Top started out as a competition among states that agreed to embrace certain K-12 education redesign principles—but it didn’t stay that way. The program has gone through a dozen iterations since it first debuted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Now it looks like the program could be headed for extinction, particularly if Republicans take over the U.S. Senate after the mid-term elections this fall.

Want to follow the history of Race to the Top, from the very first “Classic” edition to Race to the Top Goes to Preschool to the administration’s current proposal for a Race to the Top for Equity (Plus Teacher Distribution, School Climate, and Everything But the Kitchen Sink?)

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