Race to the Top

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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 scramble is on to meet ambitious goals as Race to the Top implementation ramps up.
May 25, 2011 – Education Week
A $700 million pot of money would leverage state-level competitions in an effort modeled on Race to the Top.
May 11, 2011 – Education Week
As the Race to the Top deadline looms, unlikely players are taking the lead in designing the new evaluation systems.
April 27, 2011 – Education Week
The $4 billion in federal grants spur local projects sometimes overlooked amid the program's more sweeping goals.
April 20, 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 27, 2011 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – 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: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Those choosing to take part in the federal program and those opting out share similar goal, despite differing resources.
March 30, 2011 – Education Week
Some states are scaling back ambitious plans and deadlines as they implement their education-reform plans.
March 30, 2011 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Implementing ambitious plans pledged during the application process could prove tough without the federal funding.
February 23, 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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