In a speech to state lawmakers and education leaders, the education secretary offered a glimpse into his thoughts for the future.
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Officials say they want to take "lessons learned" from i3 and Race to the Top and apply them for a review of all of the agency's competitive grant program, including the Teacher Incentive Fund and School Improvement grants.
November 16, 2010
NEA wants regulatory relief from some of NCLB's requirements. The union sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking for flexibility in key areas.
September 29, 2010
Supporters of the Race to the Top program have reasons to both cheer and jeer at Congress this week.
September 27, 2010
The Education Department is particularly interested in recruiting teachers for high-need schools and to fill STEM, special education, and ELL positions.
September 16, 2010
Officials from the lucky dozen winners of the $4 billion Race to the Top competition met in Washington to hammer out their budgets and talk about implementations issues.
September 16, 2010
The longtime Democratic mayor of Chicago says the Race to the Top competition should have rewarded Illinois and his city for their work improving schools.
September 14, 2010
The president's back-to-school speech in Philadelphia makes no mention of the controversy surrounding last year's address to students.
May 06, 2010
Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst, the former director of the Institute of Education Sciences, argues in this Education Week commentary that the Obama administration's signature education policy program, the $4 billion Race to the Top competition, was not authorized by Congress. As a reporter who covere...
April 14, 2010
So now that the first round of winners have been announced, powerful members of Congress are starting to question the scoring system for the Race to the Top program. During a hearing of today of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees education spending, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., wen...