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May 13, 2013

Amid Common Core Fights, Remember Race to Top Promises

Each of the 12 original Race to the Top states, plus the seven third-round winners, promised to adopt and implement the common core standards.

April 18, 2013

With Race to Top Implications, Hawaii Finally Gets Teacher Contract

After a standoff that lasted two years, the Hawaii State Teachers Association approved a contract that ties evaluations and pay raises to student test scores.

April 16, 2013

Nearly $500 million From Race to Top To Fund Early Learning, District Ideas

About $120 million in new Race to the Top funds will go to a second round of the district competition.

March 18, 2013

Race to Top Winners Can Apply for Extra Year to Finish Work

The U.S. Department of Education will consider extending project deadlines for one year for Race to the Top winners that need more time.

February 11, 2013

Hawaii Gets Partway Out of Race to Top Doghouse

The U.S. Department of Education removes part of Hawaii's Race to the Top grant from high-risk status.

February 01, 2013

Race to Top Progress Report: Georgia, D.C., Maryland Flounder

Education Secretary Arne Duncan singled out three states for poor performance during the second year of Race to the Top implementation.

January 15, 2013

Hawaii Completes Most Race to Top Work, Without Teachers' Contract

Even though Hawaii has completed 90 percent of its Race to the Top checklist, an approved teachers' contract is the final, crucial missing piece.

January 09, 2013

Nearly $40 Million in Race to Top Funds for Maryland in Jeopardy

The U.S. Department of Education has threatened to withhold $37.9 million from Maryland's Race to the Top grant over teacher-evaluation woes.

December 28, 2012

13 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2013

A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.

December 19, 2012

Race to the Top District Contest: Analyzing the Scores

In the Race to the Top district contest, a single point separated the winners from the losers—showing the power of a single peer reviewer.

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