Topic: Race to the Top
In November, 37 states will elect governors, and there's really only one issue that will sway voters' choices: how to boost jobs with economic growth.
07/12/2010 04:31 pm
In weighing another bailout for teachers, Congress has the opportunity to motivate states to change seniority rules that restrict flexibility in hiring and firing.
06/14/2010 03:14 pm
06/08/2010 09:55 am
Kalamazoo Central High School beat out more than 1,000 applicants to win the Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. Obama delivers the school's graduation speech Monday night.
06/07/2010 08:13 pm
States are submitting their applications for Round 2 of the Obama administration's $4.3 billion Race to the Top program. States are undertaking major education reform to qualify.
06/01/2010 05:23 pm
The Education Department has released the scores and reviewer comments from Round 1 of the Race to the Top competition. One aim is to help states improve their applications in the next round.
03/30/2010 04:16 pm
In announcing the Race to the Top winners, Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted that both states had strong buy-in from almost all districts and teachers unions.
03/29/2010 07:48 pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Thursday that 15 states and the District of Columbia are finalists for Race to the Top education grants. The winners will be chosen in April.
03/04/2010 06:53 pm
All the teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island were fired by the board of trustees this week. More such cases are likely to arise across the US in the coming year because of pressure from the Obama administration – and the incentive of billions of federal dollars.
02/25/2010 07:36 pm
In education and healthcare, job performance data are lacking – but that's changing.
02/23/2010 11:15 am