California and its districts have run into more than their share of trouble when trying to win—and keep—federal education grants.
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November 02, 2012
October 31, 2012
Applications for districts in most states are due Friday. Districts in the 13 states declared federal disaster areas because of Hurricane Sandy have until Nov. 7.
October 29, 2012
A new deadline for the Race to the Top district competition has yet to be set now that the Oct. 30 deadline has been put off because of the storm.
September 06, 2012
The New Jersey Education Association's vice president doesn't like Race to the Top, but says he still likes President Barack Obama.
August 31, 2012
Districts in 48 states plus the District of Columbia plan to apply for the U.S. Department of Education's latest competition, which focuses on personalized learning.
August 29, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam supports a Mitt Romney presidency, but he sees wisdom in some of the education-related work of the Obama administration.
August 24, 2012
Hawaii has made a lot of progress in implementing its Race to the Top grant, but one key deliverable still eludes the state: a new teachers' contract.
August 15, 2012
More than half of the nation's school districts are not eligible to apply on their own for the Race to the Top competition for districts because their enrollments are too small.
August 12, 2012
Applicants have until Oct. 30 to seek grants worth up to $40 million for the biggest districts. The prizes are designed to spur a focus on personalized learning.
August 07, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education refuses to budge on its decision to place a portion of Georgia's Race to the Top grant on high-risk status.