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June 8, 2009

States Open to Charters Start Fast in 'Race to Top'

Emphasizing the need for additional effective education entrepreneurs to join the work of reforming America's lowest performing public schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told reporters during a conference call this afternoon that states must be open to charter schools. Too much is at stake for states financially and for students academically to restrict choice and innovation.

May 22, 2009

Secretary Duncan Asks: Will California Lead or Retreat in Public K-12 Education's Race for the Top?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Three days after California voters rejected ballot measures to restore state funding for public schools, U.S.

May 19, 2009

Secretary Duncan Sets Tone for 'Race to the Top' By Naming Innovative New Leader

Citing a track record of innovative ideas with rapid and effective implementation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Joanne Weiss will lead development of the "Race to the Top Fund" to catalyze innovation and restore America's global leadership in public K-12 education.

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