U.S. Department of Education Officials to Visit Kentucky to Learn How Race to the Top Grants are Helping to Make a Difference in Rural Schools
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will learn how the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant program is making a difference in rural schools in Kentucky during his visit on Wednesday, March 27.
Today the U.S. Department of Education released state-specific reports for 12 Race to the Top grantees, detailing their progress on transforming education at the local level.
Education Department Invites Districts to Apply for $400 Million Race to the Top Competition to Support Classroom-Level Reform Efforts
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has finalized the application for the 2012 Race to the Top-District competition, which will provide nearly $400 million to support school districts in implementing local reforms that will personalize learning, close achievement gaps and take full advantage of 21st century tools that prepare each student for college and their careers.
U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will join more than 2,000 Ohio educators and school personnel in Columbus on Friday, May 25, for the Statewide Educator Evaluation Symposium.
We all know that the real work of educating children happens in the classroom among teachers and students in partnership with strong principals and involved parents.
District-Level Race to the Top to Focus on the Classroom, Provide Tools to Enhance Learning and Serve the Needs of Every Student
The U.S. Department of Education announced today proposed criteria for the 2012 Race to the Top programa nearly $400 million competition that invites school districts to create plans for individualized classroom instruction aimed at closing achievement gaps and preparing each student for college and career.
Achievement gap: The difference in the performance between each ESEA subgroup (as defined in this document) within a participating LEA or school and the statewide average performance of the LEA's or State's highest achieving subgroups in reading/language arts and mathematics as measured by the assessments required under the ESEA.
Budget requirements: For the Race to the Top District competition, the applicants' budget must conform to the following budget ranges:
Competitive Preference Priority--Cradle-to-Career Results, Resource Alignment, and Integrated Services
An applicant receives points under this priority based on the extent to which it integrates public and private resources to augment the schools' core resources by providing additional student and family supports, such as addressing the social-emotional, behavioral, and other needs of the participating students (as defined in this document), giving highest priority to those students in high-need
An eligible applicant may apply for additional funding (beyond the applicable maximum level provided in the table below (under Program Requirements) and up to a maximum of $ 2 million) to address a specific area that is supplemental to the applicant's plan for addressing Absolute Priority 1.