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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
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2013
The Department of Education (Education) created Race to The Top (RTT) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide incentives for states to reform K-12 education in areas such as improving the lowest performing schools and developing effective teachers and leaders. In 2010, Education awarded 12 states nearly $4 billion in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Educational Legislation
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided $70.3 billion for three education programs--the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF); Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Title I); and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B. One goal of the Recovery Act was to save and…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Educational Change
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
The School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, which was created in 2002, funds reforms in the country's lowest-performing schools with the goal of improving student outcomes, such as standardized test scores and graduation rates. Congress greatly increased SIG program funding from $125 million available in fiscal year 2007--the first year the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Graduation Rate, Standardized Tests
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress required the U.S. Department of Education (Education) to make education reform grants to states. Education subsequently established the Race to the Top (RTT) grant fund and awarded almost $4 billion to 12 states related to developing effective teachers and leaders, improving the…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Educational Change, Grants, Educational Finance