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Perrine, William M. – Music Educators Journal, 2013
Race to the Top is the latest in a line of federal programs reshaping K-12 education. This article traces the history and goals of Race to the Top, with particular attention paid to the means by which practicing classroom teachers are evaluated and held accountable for student learning as measured by standardized tests. Implications for music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2016 describes Maryland's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Maryland will implement to address those challenges. Maryland received one of twenty Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Fund Grant (RTTT-ELC) awards in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2016 describes Vermont's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Vermont will implement to address those challenges. 2016 marked a year of substantial progress for Vermont's Early Learning Challenge (ELC) grant, particularly at the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2015
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2014 describes Ohio's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Ohio will implement to address those challenges. Ohio's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant application laid out Governor John R. Kasich's…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2015
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2014 describes Pennsylvania's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Pennsylvania will implement to address those challenges. Following accomplishments, this report presents: (1) Successful State Systems; (2) High-Quality,…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) final performance report for the year 2016 describes Delaware's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Delaware will implement to address those challenges. Delaware made significant progress throughout the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge in four identified…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
Greene, Jay P.; McShane, Michael Q. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Over the last two decades, federal and state policy makers have launched a number of ambitious, large-scale education reform initiatives--No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, the Common Core State Standards, and others--only to see them sputter and fail. In 2017, the authors convened a number of leading scholars to explore why those initiatives…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Failure, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2016 describes Ohio's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Ohio will implement to address those challenges. When Ohio wrote its application for the Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge Grant, its vision for early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
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Watkins, Paul – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2015
Race to the Top mandates, much like other comprehensive reforms before, focuses on teacher quality and student outcomes. Measuring teacher quality, under Race to the Top reforms, remains a subject of uncertainty, particularly measuring for improvement. This article argues that a central purpose of classroom evaluation is to provide supportive,…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Adult Learning, Beginning Teachers, Principals
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2015
Just thirteen months ago, in January of 2014, the State of Vermont was awarded a four year $36.9M Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge grant. In April of that same year, Vermont's legislature accepted the grant and approved its use. What can be accomplished in eight short months to enhance and strengthen the systems in Vermont that improve…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
US Department of Education, 2012
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Hawaii's Year 1 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation to date. This past year, Hawaii significantly improved collaboration among the Governor's Office, the HIDOE (Hawaii…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gains
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Hourigan, Ryan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
This article provides an initial look at Race to the Top as it relates to professional development for arts educators. Topics include the philosophy of Race to the Top education reform, data informed professional development, performance pay, and how these changes may affect arts educators.
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Change, Professional Development, Educational Philosophy
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Aguilar, Carla E.; Richerme, Lauren Kapalka – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
The purpose of this study was to understand how contributors to national media, education publications, and arts education publications interpret aspects of teacher evaluation enacted in response to Race to the Top. Using Stone's (1989) policy framework, researchers coded articles for intended and inadvertent causes. Analysis indicated that…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Federal Programs, Educational Change, Mass Media
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2015
This master data collection protocol describes the data that Mathematica collected for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Study of Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. This study was conducted for the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. The data were collected from reviews of applications, documents, and…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Competition
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Howell, William G. – Education Next, 2015
Caught between extraordinary public expectations and relatively modest constitutional authority, U.S. presidents historically have fashioned all sorts of mechanisms--executive orders, proclamations, memoranda--by which to move their objectives forward. William Howell asserts that under President Barack Obama's administration, presidential…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Policy
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