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Gilbert, Ashley Danielle – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Federal laws and funding initiatives, such as the No Child Left Behind Act and the Race to the Top campaign, have created an increasing incentive for schools nationwide to document student progress, standardize assessment practices, and evaluate teachers according to student success. In response, the Common Core State Standards, a popular yet…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Common Core State Standards
Evans, Meg – Innosight Institute, 2012
The top priority for the U.S. Department of Education's new Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition is to create personalized-learning environments to bolster student achievement: "Absolute Priority 1: Personalized Learning Environments. To meet this priority, an applicant must coherently and comprehensively address how it will build on…
Descriptors: Guides, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Competition
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 Oregon's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Oregon will implement to address those challenges. In 2016, Oregon continued on its trajectory to creating a dynamic early learning system capable of anticipating and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
Data Quality Campaign, 2011
On August 22, 2011, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly released the final application for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, including priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria. RTT-ELC is a competitive state grant program designed to reward states…
Descriptors: Grants, State Programs, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2015 describes Oregon's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Oregon will implement to address those challenges. Oregon continues to make great strides in efforts to create a dynamic early learning system capable of anticipating…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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 Oregon's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Oregon will implement to address those challenges. The 2014 Annual Performance Report provides an overview of Oregon Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
US Department of Education, 2014
The State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Delaware's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 3 report for Phase 1 and 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2012 through September 2013. Delaware made…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
Kipling, Jonie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since the inception of NCLB Laws and "Race to the Top," researchers have documented the continued decline and disappearance of social studies curriculum and instruction in elementary classrooms as schools focus on language arts and math, the subjects that are the focus of standardized testing. This qualitative study's goal is to examine…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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 Kentucky's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Kentucky will implement to address those challenges. In its third year of implementation, Kentucky continued to utilize the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
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McShane, Michael Q. – Education Next, 2014
This article presents a debate over the Common Core State Standards Initiative as it has rocketed to the forefront of education policy discussions around the country. The author contends that there is value in having clear cross state standards that will clarify the new online and blended learning that the growing use of technology has provided…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Policy, Electronic Learning
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 New Jersey's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies New Jersey will implement to address those challenges. The cross agency RTT-ELC team has continued to implement the eleven projects that the federal partners have…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
Porter, Rachel – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this comparative case study was to explore the ways educators at the school-level experience a federally directed curriculum policy change and examine the contextual factors that impacted the way it was initially implemented. Application of an organizational learning (OL) lens was incorporated to help illuminate the ways educators…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Elementary School Teachers
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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
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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
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