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May 25, 2011

New Race to Top: $500M for Early Ed., $200M for Round 2 Runners-Up

The nine states that lost last year's Race to the Top competition are eligible to compete again for grants ranging from $10 million to $50 million.

May 10, 2011

Obama Will Give Booker T. Washington High Commencement

A Memphis, Tenn., high school won this year's Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, and will have the president as its speaker at graduation ceremonies.

May 02, 2011

After a Duncan Scolding, Delaware District Reverses Course

The Christina school board votes to reaffirm its promise to carry out the state's Race to the Top plans.

April 26, 2011

Vote Now: Winning High School Hosts Obama for Graduation

Friday is the deadline to vote for your favorite high school as part of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

April 25, 2011

Duncan Backs Delaware for Withholding District's RTTT Funds

In a warning to districts that want to backtrack on their Race to the Top promises, Education Secretary Arne Duncan is publicly supporting state officials in Delaware who plan to withhold $11 million from the Christina School District for reneging on school-turnaround plans. Duncan's statement issu...

April 20, 2011

How Will Duncan Use $700M in New Race to the Top Funds?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has an additional $700 million he can leverage as he advances his education-reform agenda.

April 12, 2011

More Details Emerge About Race to the Top 2.0

The U.S. Department of Education could fund already-submitted applications and would give priority to early education under the legislation working its way through Congress.

February 17, 2011

Stimulus Competitive Grants: State Winners and Losers

Ten states didn't win a dime from the competitions, an EdWeek analysis of U.S. Department of Education data shows.

February 11, 2011

Duncan Offers a Sneak Peek at Obama's 2012 Budget

Look for education as a bright spot in an austere budget, and a sequel with a twist we could call Race to the Top: The Locals Strike Back

January 24, 2011

The Limitations of Race to the Top 2.0

A second, smaller Race to the Top competition will attract far less interest from states.

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