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'Race to the Top' grant rules laid out

Source: Chicago Tribune Posted By: Jacky S...3260 days ago

Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued rules Thursday for a $4 billion grant program to promote innovation in education, allaying fears from some education groups that it would be too focused on testing.

The "Race to the Top" program aims at encouraging states to do a better job of assessing and tracking student performance as well as hiring and keeping high-quality teachers. Qualifying states, depending on their size, could receive as much as $700 million to help achieve those goals and revitalize....

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