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.
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November 04, 2013
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.
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.