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November 02, 2012

L.A. Unified Submits Race to Top Plan Anyway, Without Union Support

California and its districts have run into more than their share of trouble when trying to win—and keep—federal education grants.

October 31, 2012

New Deadlines Set for Race to Top District Contest

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

Hurricane Sandy: Race to Top District Contest Deadline Extended

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

NJEA Official Sees No Rift Between Teachers Unions, Obama

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

Nearly 900 Districts Set to Compete for New Race to Top

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

Tenn. Gov. Haslam Talks Ed. Policy, Election 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 Makes Race to Top Progress, But Is It Enough?

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

Will Small Districts Even Bother Competing in New Race to Top?

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

$400 Million Race to Top Contest for Districts Starts Now

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

Georgia Still in Hot Water Over Race to Top

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.

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