July 28th, 2009

Let the Race to the Top Begin

This month, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the launch of “Race to the Top,” a $4.35 billion fund that will reward eligible states for gains and success in education, and create incentives for future improvement in four areas: adopting rigorous standards and assessments, recruiting and retaining high quality teachers, turning around low-performing schools, and establishing data systems to track student achievement and teacher effectiveness.

Watch President Obama make remarks and then read reactions:

This Week in Education’s Alexander Russo has a roundup of reactions here.

The President on “Race to the Top”
[Official White House Blog]

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