Tennessee, one of the first two Race to the Top (RTTT) recipient states, understands it will take the ongoing commitment of the business community for its reform efforts to succeed, according to Johnson City Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Gary Mabry.
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Includes a case study on Tennessee's RTTT performance, an update on ARRA programs, and articles on higher education, parental involvement, and more!
With winners having been recently named for Race to the Top: Phase II, the Race to the Top: Assessment Program, Investing in Innovation (i3), and Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant programs, many states will be seeing a significant influx of funding for education reform projects in the near future.
Ever since the US Department of Education announced the winners of the Investing in Innovation (I3) competition, critics have asked whether the awardees are innovative enough. The question itself is part of what has become a vicious cycle in education: What’s new? What’s next? What’s the silver bullet?
Seven hundred million dollars sounds like a lot of money, but sixty thousand dollars a year – the annual Race to the Top allocation for one Florida school district – doesn’t, especially when you consider the amount of change that the US Department of Education is expecting across the four assurance areas in return.
In August, Congress gave $10 billion to states in the “Edujobs” bill, which the Administration estimated to save or create 160,000 teacher jobs.
On September 2, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the winners of the last major competition for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Includes articles on RTTT Phase 2 winners, RTTT assessments, Edujobs, i3 winning programs, and more!
Phase II of the Race to the Top competition began with 35 states submitting applications. In July, that number was reduced to 19 finalists and at the end of August, just 10 states were selected as winners.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today congratulated the 10 winners of the Race to the Top competition’s second phase: the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.