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March 27, 2012

Feds Want 'Clear, Compelling' Race to Top Progress in Hawaii

During a four-day on-site visit to Hawaii, officials from the U.S. Department of Education will look for "clear and compelling" evidence that the state is making good on promises it made in its winning Race to the Top plan.

March 26, 2012

Florida and Hawaii Get Dinged Again for Race to Top Woes

While Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, and New York get some high marks for Race to the Top progress, Florida and Hawaii still flounder, a new Center for American Progress report says.

March 26, 2012

Ed. Dept. to Split Race to Top Money Between Districts, Early Ed.

The U.S. Department of Education will use $550 million to run two Race to the Top competitions, but important details are still to be worked out.

January 27, 2012

Obama Proposes New Race to Top Aimed at Higher Ed.

President Barack Obama's plan would create a new, $1 billion version of his signature Race to the Top competition for states to make their higher education systems cheaper and better.

January 24, 2012

After Major Race to Top Setback, Hawaii Ponders Next Steps

Fresh off a stunning blow to Hawaii's Race to the Top efforts, Gov. Neil Abercrombie pledged to make good on his state's education reform promises--with or without the help of the state teachers' union.

January 20, 2012

In Big Setback for Race to Top, Hawaii Teachers Reject Contract

By a 2-1 margin, Hawaii's teachers rejected a contract that would have created a new teacher evaluation system in line with the state's Race to the Top promises, further jeopardizing the state's $75 million award.

January 10, 2012

Big Race to Top Problems in Hawaii, Florida, N.Y., Says Ed. Dept.

The U.S. Department of Education found significant challenges in how Race to the Top is being implemented in Hawaii, New York, and Florida, according to progress reports released today.

December 23, 2011

7 Runners-Up Finally Share (Much Smaller) Race to Top Prize

Some states that narrowly missed out in last year's Race to the Top contest will split $200 million to fund small pieces of their original plans, the Education Department announces.

December 22, 2011

Ed. Dept. Takes Action Against Hawaii for Race to Top Stumbles

The U.S. Department of Education is restricting Hawaii's access to its $75 million grant and planning an extensive on-site review after the state's "unsatisfactory performance" during the first year of Race to the Top.

December 21, 2011

Will Early Education Get a Piece of New Race to Top Funding?

U.S. Secretary of Education Ane Duncan won't yet commit to using new Race to the Top funding for early-learning.

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