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ERIC Number: ED509966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
State Legislation: Emerging Trends Reflected in the State Phase 1 Race to The Top Applications
Learning Point Associates
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, a significant amount of funding has been targeted to improve state and local education systems. The Race to the Top Fund in particular is providing $4.35 billion in competitive grants for states. The U.S. Department of Education designated two phases for the Race to the Top grant competition. Phase 1 applications were due January 19, 2010. For Phase 1, the Education Department received a total of 41 applications--from 40 states and the District of Columbia. In March 2010, the Education Department selected 16 applications as finalists and then awarded grants to two states: Delaware and Tennessee. During the next four years, Delaware will receive $100 million and Tennessee will receive $500 million to implement their comprehensive school reform plans. Phase 2 applications are due June 1, 2010, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce awards in September 2010; $3.4 billion is available for Phase 2 (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). Learning Point Associates has paid close attention to the recent legislative changes coming from the states. Staff recently conducted a review of the 41 Race to the Top applications, focusing specifically on all mentioned legislation that was passed in 2007 or later. The goal of this report is to provide a snapshot of recent state legislative activity relating to teacher quality and the shift to teacher effectiveness, as well as equitable teacher distribution, as specified in ARRA. There are limitations to the findings in the report, due to the nature of the research. The data included in this analysis come solely from any language found in the state applications; no additional research was conducted. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning Point Associates
Identifiers - Location: United States