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July 09, 2012

Georgia Responds to Being Put On 'High-Risk' Status

State Superintendent John D. Barge doesn't think the teacher effectiveness plan as currently written, is workable.

July 03, 2012

Part of Georgia's Race to the Top Grant Put On High-Risk Status

If Georgia is unable to address the Education Department's concerns, it could loose roughly $33 million of its $400 million, the portion dedicated to implementing the

June 08, 2012

Hundreds of Comments Pour in on Race to the Top for Districts Plan

Everyone from groups representing governors, state and local school officials, and think tanks to individual citizens are commenting on the U.S. Department of Education's draft rules for the Race to the Top for districts.

May 21, 2012

Kline Asks GAO to Examine Race to Top States' Progress on Teachers

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee is asking the Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm, to look into state's progress in putting in place the teacher and principal portions of their Race to Top applications

May 04, 2012

Hawaii Union Leaders Move to Save Race to the Top Grant

Hawaii's teachers' union will take yet another vote on the new evaluation system that was a centerpiece of the state's winning Race to the Top application--but now threatens to jeopardize its funding.

April 24, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Common Core

Is right here in this must-read Education Week special report.

April 23, 2012

Lawmakers Want Rural Focus in District Race to Top

A bipartisan group of senators wants to make sure the Obama administration doesn't leave rural schools out in the cold when it crafts the next generation of the Race to the Top competition, which is aimed at districts.

April 13, 2012

Is Hawaii One Step Closer to Losing Race to Top Grant?

As the fate of Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant hanging in the balance, the state legislature rejects a measure to require teacher performance evaluations.

April 09, 2012

New $133 Million Available for Race to Top Early Learning Grants

The five states that just narrowly missed winning a slice of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund will get a chance to compete for $133 million in new money, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.

March 27, 2012

Feds Want 'Clear, Compelling' Race to Top Progress in Hawaii

During a four-day on-site visit to Hawaii, officials from the U.S. Department of Education will look for "clear and compelling" evidence that the state is making good on promises it made in its winning Race to the Top plan.

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