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Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

Six States Get Major Early Learning Grants

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs f...

Another $133 Million Available For Race To The Top Early Learning Grants

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has announced that five states that were finalists in an earlier competition for millions in federal dollars to...

Ed Reform Cuomo-Style: Where's the Foundation?

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Soaring rhetoric is nice, but with all due respect to the Governor, we can't build a world-class education system without a foundation.

Joy Resmovits

American Dream At Stake Before School Starts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

As states revamp their early childhood education to grab a slice of federal education dollars, some education experts are urging policymakers to look ...

9 States Win Race To The Top Early Learning Grant

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Nine states won a collective $500 million Friday from the federal government to help make pre-K and other early learning programs m...

States Can Compete For $200 Million In Federal Funds For STEM Education Focus

Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

Beginning this week, nine states that were the runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition can apply for a portion of the $200 mi...

35 States, D.C. And Puerto Rico Vie For Race To The Top Funding

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services announced today that 35 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico have submitted applica...

Is Poverty Not "Sexy" Enough?

Morna Murray | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Morna Murray

One in five children now lives in poverty, up from 17% in 2000. This is an increase of 2.4 million children. These are not just statistics. They are real children, waking up hungry and suffering.

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Pre-School Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

To win money from the federal government's early childhood Race to the Top contest, states are encouraged to implement "kindergarten entry assessments...