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July 29, 2014

Five Years of Race to the Top: Where Are We?

The heavy lift is in the hands of the districts and that, ironically is the good news. Each district, with its own community, its own culture, its own strengths and challenges, still has some local control. How RTTT is implemented locally depends upon local leadership.

July 28, 2014

3 Lessons Learned From Race to the Top

Stephanie Hirsh considers the federal Race to the Top initiative and how it may advance stakeholders' understanding of and support for effective professional learning.

July 28, 2014

Response: Race To The Top Has Been A 'Fiasco'

Today, Barnett Berry, Ariel Sacks, John Thompson, Alice Mercer and David B. Cohen weigh in with their thoughts on the Race To The Top program

July 25, 2014

Race to the Top: A Five-Year Marathon Slog With No End in Sight

There's plenty to write about how the Race to the Top is playing out: the Common Core State Standards debacle, millions spent to develop "better" teacher evaluations which show that most teachers are doing a pretty job, policies that have brought us more charter school corruption. But from a teacher perspective, the most striking aspect has been the aggressive federal intrusion into state policy and even the classroom.

July 25, 2014

Response: Race To The Top Was A 'Wasted Opportunity'

Educators John Kuhn and Gary Rubinstein provide responses to the question: "Has Race To The Top been a success, a fiasco, or something in between?"

July 24, 2014

Race to the Top, Wasn't

We've just marked the fifth anniversary of Race to the Top, the Obama administration's signature education initiative. When launched, the $4.35 billion competition drew bipartisan cheers and was lauded as an example of getting school reform right. Five years on, I see it more as a monument to paper promises, bureaucratic ineptitude, and federal overreach.

July 22, 2014

Grading Race to the Top on Its Merits

As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obama's Race to the Top competition, many of us are contemplating whether or not it was a success. After much reflection, I decided to write an opinion piece, assessing it on its merits. Toward the end of the piece, I will issue a letter grade (A-F) denoting the result of my evaluation.

July 22, 2014

Has Race To The Top Been A Success, A Fiasco, Or Something In Between?

This week's question is: Has Race To The Top been a success, a fiasco, or something in between?

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