Race to the Top

N.Y.Times Education Confab Ends in Zero

After a full day of discussions about public education among a select group of establishment educators and allied think-tank types, the best recommendation they could all come up with is the need for more “effective teachers.”

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Race To The Top Competition Opens To School Districts For New Grants To Close Achievement Gap

Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the Top competition to school districts on Sunday, inviting the poorest districts across the country to vie for almost $400 million in grants.

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It's Time for Utah Schools to Improve, Return Autonomy for Teachers

The 1983 publication of A Nation at Risk was intended to create significant improvements in public education.

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U.S. Education Officials Warn Georgia About Possible Loss of Funds

Georgia won $400 million as part of the federal Race to the Top education grant. But in a recent letter to Governor Nathan Deal, the U.S. Education Department said the state is at “high risk” of losing $33 million of the grant.

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U.S. Department of Education Says Ga. Could Lose Race to the Top Funding Over Proposed Changes

Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers.

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Senator Bernie Sanders: U.S. Education Dept. Must Cooperate with Vermont

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today told U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan that it is unacceptable to exclude Vermont and many other rural states from a major federal grant program.

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Kansas Awaits Word on No Child Left Behind Waiver

The head of the Kansas Department of Education said Wednesday it's not certain that the state will be granted its waiver request from the federal government for more flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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L.A.'s Shot at Race to the Top

L.A. school officials have a chance to apply directly to the government for education grants. They shouldn't squander it.

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Teacher Evaluations Get Reconstructed

New evaluation tool emphasizes teacher self-assessment, PD and student data.

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