Race To The Top
Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
Nine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in often-overlooked early childhood programs, The Associated Press has learned.
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Education submitted its Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge application this week.
Minnesota can do more to shrink the achievement gap between its white students and poor, racial minorities, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said during a speech in Minneapolis on Friday.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to lobby the U.S. education secretary about getting Minnesota into a competitive federal grant program the state previously missed out on.