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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May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011
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
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
The Christina school board votes to reaffirm its promise to carry out the state's Race to the Top plans.
April 26, 2011
Friday is the deadline to vote for your favorite high school as part of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.
April 25, 2011
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
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has an additional $700 million he can leverage as he advances his education-reform agenda.
April 12, 2011
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
Ten states didn't win a dime from the competitions, an EdWeek analysis of U.S. Department of Education data shows.
February 11, 2011
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