Race to the Top Director, Joanne Weiss, believes that win or lose, what really matters in this competition is how states play the game. But when the prize is a share of 4.35 billions dollars to improve schools, this age-old proverb takes on new meaning.
On January 19th, 40 states and D.C. submitted their applications to the Department of Education. In the applications states outline their plan to improve schools and present strategies on how they intend to enact Secretary Arne Duncan’s four core areas of reform; including more charter schools and tying student achievement data to teacher performance. Weiss gives us an inside look at what it takes to win this race.
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