Race to the Top

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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.



Phil Matier: East Bay School District Wins ‘Race To The Top’ Grant

The New Haven Unified School District in Union City was one of the nationwide winners of a Race to the Top grant.


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Bay Area School Districts Drop Bid For Federal Funds

Two of the largest school districts in the area are abandoning their joint effort to bring in millions of dollars in federal funds through the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top program.



California Awarded Millions In ‘Race To The Top’ Competition

The grants will be used to improve the state’s early childhood education programs.


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California Among Nine States Vying For Education Funding

California will once again be looking to get a piece of the $500 million before offered in the latest “Race to the Top” federal program.


California Denied "Race to the Top" Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS)_ California didn’t make the final cut to receive its share of $4.35 billion in federal education funding. The U.S. Department of Education announced the 10 recipients in the second round of the “Race […]


Calif. Won't Get 'Race to the Top' School Money

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ California is not among the 10 applicants that will receive money in the second round of the $4.35 billion “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition, federal education officials said […]


State Board of Ed. Adopts National Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS)_ The state Board of Education has agreed to adopt common national academic standards in an effort to improve California’s chances of getting a piece of the federal school funding pie.


Oakland Denied Nearly $10 Million in Education Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS)_ School districts across the state of California were expecting to hear whether their requests for funding through President Obama’s Race to the Top program had been accepted on Monday, but the announcement […]


CA a Finalist for Race to the Top Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS) _ California is keeping pace in the Race to the Top, as the state has been named a finalist for the second round of federal education funds.