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June 10, 2011

Department Officials Visit Delaware to Learn About Progress Made in Implementing Race to the Top Plan

Leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) traveled to Delaware June 8-10 for an on-site program review with representatives from Delaware's Race to the Top team in Dover and district- and school-level teachers and leaders from the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District in Wilmington.

June 7, 2011

Department Officials Visit Massachusetts to Learn About Progress Made in Implementing Race to the Top Plan

A team of leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) travelled to Malden today for an on-site program review with representatives from Massachusetts' Race to the Top team.

June 3, 2011

Department Officials Visit Ohio to Learn About Progress Made in Implementing Race to the Top Plan

A team of leaders from the U.S. Department of Education's Implementation and Support Unit (ISU) travelled to Columbus today for an on-site program review with representatives from Gov. Kasich's office and Ohio's Race to the Top team.

May 25, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Announces $200 Million to Continue State-Led Reforms Under Race to the Top

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that nine finalist states that did not win grants in the first two rounds of Race to the Top (RTT) will be eligible to compete for $200 million in additional funds this year. Applications will be available in the early fall.

May 25, 2011

Obama Administration Announces $500 Million for Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a new $500 million state-level grant competition, the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge.

New York Race to the Top Press Conference

New York Race to the Top Press Conference
August 24, 2010

Nine States and the District of Columbia Win Second Round Race to the Top Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 10 applicants have won grants in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition.

July 27, 2010

The Quiet Revolution: Secretary Arne Duncan's Remarks at the National Press Club

The American story is all about extraordinary people who meet the challenges of their times with determination, courage and vision. From the heroes of the American Revolution to the heroes of our transformative social movements -- our nation was shaped by bold men and women who overcome resistance, fear and dissent to build alliances that advance our collective welfare.

July 27, 2010

18 States and D.C. Named as Finalists for Race to the Top

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 18 states and the District of Columbia are the finalists for more than $3 billion available in the second round of funding in the Race to the Top program.

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