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Watch States for Next Steps in School Improvement

June 23, 2010

This summer, the action on Title I school improvement grants has moved to the state level. 31 jurisdictions (30 states and the District of Columbia) are running their competitions, announcing results, and setting up training sessions for the summer so that school improvement begins on time – by the first day of the school year.

June 10, 2010
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In 2009, ICW embarked on an ambitious agenda. We released our second Leaders and Laggards Report Card on Educational Innovation, published a report on postsecondary access to career and technical education, and testified before Congress on improving employment and training programs in the United States.

States Scramble to Submit Phase II Race to the Top Applications

May 18, 2010

With the June 1st deadline quickly approaching, many states are putting together the final touches on their phase II Race to the Top (RTTT) applications for a share of the $4 billion initiative designed to encourage and reward states for creating the conditions for education innovation and reform.
In total, 38 states submitted optional “letters of intent ” to the Secretary.