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Race to the Top Finalists

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...

Anna Almendrala

LAUSD Doesn't Place At 'Race To The Top' School Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Finalists for the White House's 2012 Race to the Top grant competition were released Monday. To no one's surprise, the Los Angeles Unified School Dist...

Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Ron Avi Astor

When will Congress stop ignoring the education of the children of military families who have sacrificed so much since the war on terror began?

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...

Christie Fires Education Commissioner For 'Race' Error

AP | BETH DeFALCO and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie fired his education commissioner Friday, days after it was revealed that a simple mistake on an application ...

Buzzwords in Winning Race to the Top Applications

Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Butrymowicz

What did it take to win millions of federal dollars to finance state education reforms? Including some magical words certainly didn't hurt.

'Race To The Top': New York Wins Nearly $700 Million In Education Funds

nytimes.com | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York captured almost $700 million for schools when it was selected Tuesday as one of 10 winners in the federal Race to the Top competition, a vict...

'Race To The Top' Finalists Named

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — The U.S. Department of Education named 16 finalists Thursday in the first round of its "Race to the Top" competition, which will deliver...