The Race to the Top program has given "political cover" to state officials seeking to make potentially controversial changes to school policy, a scholar argues.
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December 10, 2010
December 09, 2010
Some states, like Illinois, should have scored higher in certain categories of the Race to the Top competition, while others, like Ohio, Maryland, and California were rated too leniently, according to a review by the New Teacher Project.
November 24, 2010
Ohio, Florida, and other states met a federal deadline to submit Race to the Top plans, with mixed levels of local participation.
November 23, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education's review will focus not only on the Race to the Top and i-3 programs, but also the Teacher Incentive Fund and other popular programs.
November 19, 2010
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates tells state education chiefs that during a dismal financial period, they should avoid quick-fix cuts like furloughs, which hurt students.
November 19, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been named the head of the Republican Governors Association, the AP reports. Perry has had several run-ins with the Obama adminstration over federal education funding.
November 11, 2010
States are coping with dire budget conditions for schools in a variety of ways, which include forming study commissions to examine potential cuts.
November 09, 2010
A Maryland legislative committee votes to reject a regulation that ties teacher evaluation to student peformance, saying it goes beyond state law.
November 03, 2010
Scott defeated Democrat Alex Sink, who had voiced strong support for her state's successful Race to the Top application.
October 25, 2010
California's state superintendents' race pits Larry Aceves against Tom Torlakson.