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Tag: Race To The Top

Dec.
16th

Washington could get $60 million in Race to the Top money

The White House announced today that Washington is among nine states receiving money from the federal government for its preschool programs.

The Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge is an offshoot of last year’s Race to the Top for K-12 education, in which Washington, despite piloting teacher evaluations and making other reforms, wasn’t among the 11 states chosen — in part because it lacks charter schools.

But Washington is ahead of many states in funding education programs for preschool-age children, so it gets a piece of the new $500 million the Obama administration is distributing.

Gov. Chris Gregoire

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July
26th

Will Washington be among Race To The Top finalists Tuesday? One edu-blogger says no.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is likely to announce the finalists for Round Two in the Race To The Top sweepstakes. He’ll use a 10 a.m. our time speech at the National Press Club in D.C. to break the news.

Since Duncan has said there will be a dozen or so winners this round (on top of Round One winners Tennessee and Delaware), RTTT watchers expect 20 states will be finalists.

In her Education Week blog at edweek.org, Michele McNeil partners with Lesli Maxwell from State EdWatch to make predictions about the finalist list.

And no, Washington state

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March
26th

Round One Race to the Top winners will be announced Monday

Thanks to Maureen Trantham at Partnership for Learning for sending this along…

Event Date: 1:30 to 2 p.m. EDT Monday, March 29, 2010

U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY TO ANNOUNCE PHASE 1 RACE TO THE TOP WINNERS DURING CONFERENCE CALL
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce Phase 1 winners of the Department’s $4.35 billion Race to the Top competition during a press conference call with reporters at 1:30 p.m. EDT Monday, March 29. A press release announcing the winners will be posted on the Department’s Website, www.ed.gov , at 1 p.m. EDT Monday.
Who:
U.S. Secretary

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