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.
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November 19, 2013
November 19, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
The number of applicants for this year's contest is down, but so is the money up for grabs.
September 26, 2013
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
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
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.