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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.

September 26, 2013

Race to the Top District Winners Already Changing Their Plans

The U.S. Department of Education has already approved eight amendments to the winning Race to the Top district plans, including a couple of significant changes.

September 18, 2013

GAO: Race to Top States Have Mixed Record on Teacher Evaluation

Sustaining their new evaluation systems is going to be a tall order, nearly all Race to the Top states say, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

September 12, 2013

Let's Reverse the Damage From Race to the Top, EPI Report Says

The Economic Policy Institute finds flaws in Race to the Top and questions how much the $4 billion will narrow achievement gaps and improve student outcomes.

August 20, 2013

District Race to the Top: Big Promises, Challenges, New Report Finds

A new analysis by the American Institutes for Research details the challenges facing Race to the Top district winners trying to personalize learning for every student.

August 02, 2013

Six States Now Have Their Additional Race to Top Early-Learning Grants

California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin will split $89 million in additional Race to the Top funding to help improve early-childhood education.

July 30, 2013

Second Race to Top District Contest, Worth $120 Million, Starts Now

Districts will vie for individual federal awards of up to $40 million; applications are due to the U.S. Department of Education by Oct. 3.

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