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July 17, 2014

Some Race to Top States Tinker With Teacher Evaluations

Several Race to the Top states are tweaking their implementation of new teacher-evaluation policies adopted as part of the promises made in their applications.

July 15, 2014

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions

The two national teachers' unions played some serious politics during their recent annual conferences, including calling for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

June 23, 2014

How Much Leverage Does Arne Duncan Still Have Over Race to the Top States?

It's a timely question, given that there's been a lot of action in Race to the Top states over the last week that could spark big changes to states' overall plans.

June 18, 2014

Teacher Evaluation Changes Could Cost New York a Slice of Its Race to the Top Grant

The Empire State could lose nearly $300 million if the state follows through on a proposal to put off incorporating test scores from common-core-aligned exams in teacher evaluation.

June 13, 2014

Some Race to the Top 'Silver Medal' Winners Behind on Promises

Three of the four states that won second-round Race to the Top grants seem to be sailing along, while four other states have seen more significant delays and course-corrections.

June 12, 2014

Delay in Education Appropriations Process Angers Republicans

The Senate committee responsible for funding education has postponed the markup up of its federal fiscal 2015 spending bill, and Republicans are angry.

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.

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