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July 30, 2013

Second Race to Top District Contest, Worth $120 Million, Starts Now

Districts will vie for individual federal awards of up to $40 million; applications are due to the U.S. Department of Education by Oct. 3.

July 30, 2013

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Plans to Withhold Part of Georgia's Race to Top Grant

Concerned about Georgia's teacher-evaluation system, the U.S. Department of Education warned the state a year ago that it was at risk of losing $33 million.

July 29, 2013

In Race to the Top, Hawaii Finally Shakes 'High-Risk' Label

After seeing significant improvements, the U.S. Department of Education removes Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant from "high-risk status".

June 28, 2013

In the Race to the Top, Will Hawaii Get There First?

Despite being on federal "high-risk" status, the Aloha State has finished almost all of its Race to the Top work.

June 07, 2013

Report Card: Louisiana, Pennsylvania Stumble in Race to Top Round 3

Both states have struggled with capacity to implement their plans, according to new progress reports released today by the U.S. Department of Education.

May 28, 2013

Can Race to Top Funds Pay to Settle Vendor Contract Disputes?

Florida's use of $1.25 million in Race to the Top funds to settle a contract dispute was allowable, according to federal officials.

May 22, 2013

Is District Participation in Race to the Top Waning?

Most Race to the Top states are keeping their participating districts on board, even as a couple of states run into trouble.

May 13, 2013

Amid Common Core Fights, Remember Race to Top Promises

Each of the 12 original Race to the Top states, plus the seven third-round winners, promised to adopt and implement the common core standards.

April 18, 2013

With Race to Top Implications, Hawaii Finally Gets Teacher Contract

After a standoff that lasted two years, the Hawaii State Teachers Association approved a contract that ties evaluations and pay raises to student test scores.

April 16, 2013

Nearly $500 million From Race to Top To Fund Early Learning, District Ideas

About $120 million in new Race to the Top funds will go to a second round of the district competition.

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