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April 23, 2014

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

Race to the Top started out as a competition among states who agreed to embrace certain K-12 education redesign principles—but it didn't stay that way.

March 27, 2014

Cheat Sheet: Race to the Top Progress

Take a look at the challenges and accomplishments of all 12 winners of the original Race to the Top grant competition in this handy chart.

March 25, 2014

White House Touts Race to Top Success, But Report is Light on Data

The report says the federal grant competition helped states beef up teacher training and college and career-readiness programs, but contains little hard data and ignores Race to the Top hiccups.

March 24, 2014

Race to Top States Making Good Progress, Center for American Progress Says

Overall, states have made great progress in a short amount of time, but there have been bumps in the road, according to a report by the Center for American Progress, a think tank in Washington.

March 19, 2014

Arne Duncan on Who's Winning the Race to the Top

In releasing the latest progress reports on the $4 billion Race to the Top contest, the U.S. Secretary of Education says Delaware, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Tennessee lead the pack.

March 03, 2014

What Happens in Districts When Race to Top Funds Run Out?

The defeat of a referendum in Delaware's Seaford school district illustrates the challenges in the dozen Race to the Top states as the money starts to run out.

January 27, 2014

Georgia Forfeits, For Now, $9 Million in Race to Top Funds

Georgia decided not to pursue an administrative hearing with the U.S. Department of Education and becomes the first state to lose part of its Race to the Top grant because it didn't implement a promised merit-pay plan.

January 07, 2014

Audit: Increasing Risk That Race to Top Work Won't Get Finished on Time

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education's inspector general chronicles implementation woes in Race to the Top states.

December 30, 2013

Race to Top States Still Have Lots of Money to Spend

New York had yet to draw down nearly 60 percent of its $700 million in Race to the Top winnings with just months left to go in the program, the latest federal data show.

December 19, 2013

Six States Win Third Round of Race to Top Early-Learning Grants

Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New Jersey and Vermont will share $280 million, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.

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