President Obama, Secretary Duncan Announce Race to the Top

“Today we cross a threshold in education reform,” Secretary Arne Duncan said around noon at ED headquarters. Today, the Race to the Top began.

President Barack Obama joined Secretary Duncan for the announcement of this national competition for states to lead the way in school reforms, backed by historic levels of financial support.


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A number of fact sheets, draft notices, and other documents were produced for the event:

Student Matthew Austin, Secretary Arne Duncan and President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the U.S. Department of Education. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the U.S. Department of Education.
Audience members applaud the President's arrival. President Barack Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan. Representative George Miller, Secretary Duncan and others.

ED Staff