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.
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November 22, 2010
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September 28, 2010
Florida's largest teachers' union is endorsing Alex Sink for governor, and is backing two candidates—independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek—for U.S. Senate.
September 20, 2010
A newspaper's survey of 17 Ohio school districts found that just 500 teachers, secretaries, and other school wokers lost their jobs this year, and that those systems plan to save their edujobs funding for the rough times ahead.
September 16, 2010
Chicago's longtime political boss, Richard M. Daley, criticizes Race to the Top. His state was not named a winner in the competition.
September 07, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Congressman Lloyd Doggett spar over rules attached to the recently enacted Education Jobs Fund.
August 31, 2010
A scholar sees parallels between implementing Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind.
July 06, 2010
Congressional members want Texas Gov. Rick Perry to spend proposed new stimulus dollars to save education jobs and create new ones.