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ERIC Number: ED512683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Navigating the Race to the Top Traffic Jam
National Council on Teacher Quality
Early last week the U.S. Department of Education announced an unexpected 16 finalists for the first round of Race to the Top (RTT) funding--a veritable traffic jam in the Race to the Top. The finalists have requested a total of $6.5 billion in funds, but only $4.3 billion is up for grabs, and that needs to be spread over two rounds of competition. So this week, as they pitch their proposals in the nation's capitol, the Department is seeking to narrow considerably the field of contenders. To help navigate the traffic, the National Council on Teacher Quality has reviewed the "Great Teachers and Leaders" section of each finalist application, and this report provides a take on which applications are a "go" (green light), in which instances the Department should proceed with caution (yellow light), and in which cases the Department ought to put on the brakes (red light). To begin, this report offers a few observations about general road conditions, looking across the finalists.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality