News Display: Race to the Top
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 07/02/2018
Uploaded: 07/03/2018
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: accountability, assessment, Duncan, education reform, Evaluation, Obama, standards, Tests

Description/Abstract: News Display: Race to the Top, Wednesday, 7/25

Announced on July 25, 2009 by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan , Race to the Top was a $4.35 billion grant for K-12 education reform to strengthen teaching and learning. It was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and sought several goals: develop rigorous standards and better assessments; adopt better data systems to provide schools, teachers, and parents with information about student progress; support teachers and school leaders to become more effective; and increase emphasis and resources for the rigorous interventions needed to turn around the lowest-performing schools. Florida and New York received the highest awards of $700 million, followed by Georgia, North Carolina, and Ohio, earning $400 million each.

Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Be sure to check the news postings on Learning at the Library, where you can delve into history.