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August 26, 2011

Front-runners, Long Shots for Race to Top Early Ed. Grants

Eleven states, including Colorado and Louisiana, are considered top contenders to share $500 million in grants as part of the U.S. Department of Education third round of Race to the Top, which is focused on early learning.

August 23, 2011

Steven Brill: The Ed. Dept.'s Race to the Top Missteps

In this Q-and-A with author Steven Brill, he questions whether Hawaii and New York deserved their Race to the Top awards.

August 18, 2011

Brill Book: Race to Top Scores Sparked 'Near-Panic' at Ed. Dept.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his staff considered several options as they tried to put Louisiana and Colorado in the Race to the Top winners' circle, the author says, even though the outside judges had scored them too low.

July 31, 2011

'Save Our Schools' Leaders Craft Next Steps

The organizers of the weekend's Save Our Schools March say reaction to their movement has only bolstered their resolve, and their work will continue.

July 19, 2011

36 States, D.C. to Apply for Race to Top Early Ed. Money

States that have signaled they will not apply for the $500 million Race to the Top early-learning competition include Florida, California, and Tennessee.

July 13, 2011

More Race to Top Winners Push Back Promises

More states are pushing back deadlines and scaling back or even eliminating projects they promised to do as part of winning the $4 billion federal Race to the Top competition.

July 01, 2011

New Race to Top Stresses Pre-K Tests, Early Ed. Program Ratings

The U.S. Department of Education has spelled out what it's expecting from states who want to win part of the $500 million Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge.

May 27, 2011

S.C. School Officials: We Want Our Race to Top Money!

Groups representing South Carolina's school boards and administrators say they'll happily compete for a share of the $200 million in new federal money if their state chief refuses to play.

May 26, 2011

RTTT Runners-Up Not Jumping at Chance to Split $200 Million

Some of the nine Race to the Top runners-up from last year aren't too sure about Education Secretary Arne Duncan's offer to split $200 million to implement small pieces of their original plans.

May 25, 2011

S.C. Won't Compete in Race to Top, Round 3

South Carolina Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said "no thanks" today to the new $200 million Race to the Top contest for the 9 high-scoring states that didn't win last year.

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