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ERIC Number: EJ972484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-11
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Race to Top Promises Come Home to Roost
McNeil, Michele
Education Week, v31 n15 p1, 23 Jan 2012
Grant recipients risk losing millions of dollars in Race to the Top money if they fail to live up to their promises, federal education officials make clear. By threatening to revoke Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top award for failing to make "adequate progress" on key milestones of its education reform plan, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is putting other grant winners on notice that they must live up to their grant promises or risk losing millions of dollars in federal money. The restrictions on Hawaii's grant money for "unsatisfactory performance" amount to a warning shot as the U.S. Department of Education seeks to hold 11 states and the District of Columbia accountable while allowing them some wiggle room in making dramatic education changes over the four-year grant period. As early as this week, the department is expected to issue formal progress reports that will detail just what has--and has not--been accomplished by each winner in the $4 billion Race to the Top competition, President Obama's signature education initiative.
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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 - Location: Hawaii; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top