Overall, states have made great progress in a short amount of time, but there have been bumps in the road, according to a report by the Center for American Progress, a think tank in Washington.
Recently in Race to the Top Category
March 24, 2014
March 19, 2014
In releasing the latest progress reports on the $4 billion Race to the Top contest, the U.S. Secretary of Education says Delaware, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Tennessee lead the pack.
March 03, 2014
The defeat of a referendum in Delaware's Seaford school district illustrates the challenges in the dozen Race to the Top states as the money starts to run out.
January 27, 2014
Georgia decided not to pursue an administrative hearing with the U.S. Department of Education and becomes the first state to lose part of its Race to the Top grant because it didn't implement a promised merit-pay plan.
January 07, 2014
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education's inspector general chronicles implementation woes in Race to the Top states.
December 30, 2013
New York had yet to draw down nearly 60 percent of its $700 million in Race to the Top winnings with just months left to go in the program, the latest federal data show.
December 19, 2013
Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New Jersey and Vermont will share $280 million, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.
December 17, 2013
Houston is the only big-city district to win this year's district Race to the Top federal-grant contest, worth a total of $120 million.
November 19, 2013
The 31 finalists represent 80 school districts across 21 states, including urban and rural districts. Winners, to be announced in December, will split $120 million.
November 19, 2013
Up to 40 grants, ranging from $2 million to $7 million, would be awarded to high schools that better prepare students for college and careers.