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Race to the Top, Then and Now

Last week, the New America Foundation's Early Education Initiative released this handy chart comparing the original K-12 Race to the Top with the new Early Learning Challenge in terms of the requirements for state eligibility, standards and assessments, statewide data systems, state conditions, and connections to other grades. "The administration views early education reform as an opportunity for building better infrastructure ... but places less of a premium on dictating how that infrastructure should be used," the group observes.

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