K-12 Education

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USDOE to Give an Extra Year to Race to the Top Winners

March 28, 2013
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U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it will consider granting the 12 winners of the Race to the Top (RTTT) an extra year to finish the work promised in their grant applications. Race to the Top, a U.S. Department of Education program costing tax payers more than $4.3 billion, was created to stimulate innovation and reform in state and district K–12 systems. Now entering its fourth year, the program has been recognized for bringing change to states, and not just those that received grants.

Do NCLB waivers promote the status quo?

February 28, 2013
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It has been more than a year since the U.S. Department of Education began issuing waivers to states from some of the fundamental elements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). To date, 44 states and the District of Columbia have applied for a waiver; 35 have been approved, 10 states are awaiting a response, and six haven’t applied.