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ERIC Number: EJ957296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
And They're Off: Tracking Federal Race to the Top Investments from the Starting Gate
Kolbe, Tammy; Rice, Jennifer King
Educational Policy, v26 n1 p185-209 Jan 2012
The Race to the Top fund (RTT) is intended to be a major federal investment in state and local education capacity and systemic education reforms aligned with federal policy priorities. In coming years, questions will be asked about the extent to which investments made through the RTT grant program improve educational productivity and effectiveness. This article establishes a baseline profile for how states and localities intend to invest federal RTT funds. The authors' initial look at states' RTT budgets provides an early indication of the amounts and types of investments in public education that are likely to result from the RTT program as well as raises critical questions for consideration in future evaluations of the RTT grant program. (Contains 4 notes and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top