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Finch, Maida A. – Educational Policy, 2017
In 2009, a seldom-used policy lever emerged in the form of a competitive grant program, Race to the Top (RTTT), and sparked a flurry of state-led initiatives as states vied for federal dollars. The current study examines the policymaking context that surrounded these events and propelled Tennessee to the top of the race among the states. Through…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Sherrard-Libed, Linnea – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study applies a conceptual framework which examines the proximity that individuals and groups have to education policy making, as well as stakeholders' historical access to educational decision-making in Hawaii. The purpose of this study is to understand the role of the Hawaii State Teacher's Association (HSTA) and the contracts the union had…
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
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Reyes-Guerra, Daniel; Lochmiller, Chad R. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
Florida's Race to the Top (RTTT) competition invited university-district partnerships to compete for funds aimed at improving principal preparation programs. In this article, we report findings from a qualitative case study focused on one program partnership funded by RTTT. Drawing upon interviews with faculty and relevant documents, we conducted…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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Dragoset, Lisa; Thomas, Jaime; Herrmann, Mariesa; Deke, John; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Graczewski, Cheryl; Boyle, Andrea; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Giffin, Jessica; Upton, Rachel – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2016
Race to the Top (RTT), one of the Obama administration's signature programs and one of the largest federal government investments in an education grant program, received $4.35 billion in funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Through three rounds of competition in 2010 and 2011, RTT awarded grants to states that…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Grants, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
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Dragoset, Lisa; Thomas, Jaime; Herrmann, Mariesa; Deke, John; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Graczewski, Cheryl; Boyle, Andrea; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Giffin, Jessica; Upton, Rachel – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2016
Race to the Top (RTT), one of the Obama administration's signature programs and one of the largest federal government investments in an education grant program, received $4.35 billion in funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Through three rounds of competition in 2010 and 2011, RTT awarded grants to states that…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Grants, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
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Brown, Kathleen M. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
North Carolina's Race to the Top (RttT) grant earmarked approximately $17.5 million to "increase the number of principals qualified to lead transformational change in low-performing schools in both rural and urban areas" (NCDPI, 2010, p.10). To accomplish this, the state established three Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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Akiba, Motoko; Wilkinson, Bryan – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The state of Florida has taken an unprecedented approach to teacher professional development in its Race to the Top (RTTT) Program application by proposing to promote an international innovation that originates in Japan, "lesson study," as a statewide teacher professional development model. Since winning the US$700 million RTTT funding…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs
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Durand, Francesca T.; Lawson, Hal A.; Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Schiller, Kathryn S. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: This multiple case study investigated district leaders' orientations and strategies as their elementary schools proceeded with state-mandated implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We identified differences between schools achieving above-predicted outcomes on state CCSS assessments ("odds-beaters") and…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Program Implementation
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Bingham, Andrea J. – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: Blended learning--a learning model in which online learning is combined with faceto- face instruction to provide a more personalized learning experience for students--has shown enormous growth in recent years. Though many policymakers and educators are optimistic about the potential of blended learning to provide the type of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Charter Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Robles, Jessica – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Effective partnerships for education reform "require that schools view parents and communities not simply as customers or clients but as partners in the educational process" (Sanders, 2009, p. 1695). In 2012, seven Seattle area school districts and the Puget Sound Educational Service District (the PSESD) were awarded funding for the Road…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Group Dynamics, Educational Change, Case Studies
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Diera, Claudia – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
Public schools failing to meet accountability standards have been shut down, taken over by charter organizations, or undergone reconstitution. This article challenges deficit views of students as passive and complacent in a schooling context dictated by accountability sanctions. Drawing from counterpublic theory, it describes a case study that…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Student Attitudes, Accountability, Urban Schools
Davis, Stephanie Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2016
With the federal initiatives of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, many school districts are employing literacy coaching in their quest to improve reading test scores. This study seeks sought to understand teachers' perceptions of literacy coaching to answer this primary research question: "What meanings do teachers make of literacy…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education
Fredericks, Juliane R. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study focused on the federal and Illinois State the reform legislation titled the Performance Evaluation Reform Act and Senate Bill 7. The Performance Evaluation Reform Act or "PERA" was created from collaboration between stakeholders as Illinois competed in a federal competition titled "Race to the Top." The legislation…
Descriptors: Political Influences, Educational Change, Federal Government, Educational Legislation
Lichtenberger, Eric J.; Klostermann, Brenda K.; Duffy, Daniel Q. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2015
The main goals of this implementation study were to: (1) examine how the grant recipients were implementing the changes set forth in their grant proposals; (2) identify initial barriers to implementation of grant activities; (3) identify catalysts that aided in goal attainment and/or partnership development; and (4) consider the sustainability of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Grants, Innovation
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2015
The Department of Education (Education) created Race To the Top (RTT) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. From 2010 through 2011, Education awarded $4 billion in competitive grant funds to 19 states to reform core areas of K-12 education. RTT states also committed to building capacity to implement and sustain reforms. GAO and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
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