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.
Recently in Race to the Top Category
September 12, 2013
August 20, 2013
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
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
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.
July 30, 2013
Concerned about Georgia's teacher-evaluation system, the U.S. Department of Education warned the state a year ago that it was at risk of losing $33 million.
July 29, 2013
After seeing significant improvements, the U.S. Department of Education removes Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant from "high-risk status".
June 28, 2013
Despite being on federal "high-risk" status, the Aloha State has finished almost all of its Race to the Top work.
June 07, 2013
Both states have struggled with capacity to implement their plans, according to new progress reports released today by the U.S. Department of Education.
May 28, 2013
Florida's use of $1.25 million in Race to the Top funds to settle a contract dispute was allowable, according to federal officials.
May 22, 2013
Most Race to the Top states are keeping their participating districts on board, even as a couple of states run into trouble.