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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.

December 17, 2013

Five Districts, Mostly Rural, Win Race to Top District Competition

Houston is the only big-city district to win this year's district Race to the Top federal-grant contest, worth a total of $120 million.

November 19, 2013

Ed. Dept. Names 31 Finalists for Race to the Top District Contest

The 31 finalists represent 80 school districts across 21 states, including urban and rural districts. Winners, to be announced in December, will split $120 million.

November 19, 2013

High Schools to Compete for $100 Million in New Race to the Top-Style Contest

Up to 40 grants, ranging from $2 million to $7 million, would be awarded to high schools that better prepare students for college and careers.

November 05, 2013

NCLB Waiver States Get Even More Time to Apply for Teacher-Evaluation Extension

States with waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act have until Nov. 22 to ask the U.S. Department of Education for more time to tie personnel decisions to student growth.

November 04, 2013

So Far, Three Race to Top States Approved for Deadline Extensions

Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee are the first states to win approval from the U.S. Department of Education for an extra year to finish their Race to the Top work.

October 17, 2013

Melinda Gates: Race to the Top Was 'Momentum' for Teacher-Quality Work

The co-chair of the influential Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says its strategy on teacher quality won't change, even with a new administration.

October 15, 2013

Education Department's Post-Government-Shutdown To-Do List

When federal Education Department employees return to work, their lengthy to-do list will include monitoring waivers, judging Race to the Top applications, and pursuing financial sanctions against Georgia.

October 08, 2013

Race to the Top for Districts: 219 Applicants Vie For $120 Million

The number of applicants for this year's contest is down, but so is the money up for grabs.

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