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Race to the Top: Small Successes, Multiple Challenges and Lessons Learned

Date: September 12, 2013

 Thursday, September 12, 2013

9:30 – 11:00 am

Russell Senate Office Building Room 385
Constitution Avenue Northeast
Washington, D.C., DC 20002

Three years into implementation of Race to the Top, has the flagship federal education initiative produced the “game-changing” improvements proponents promised? Has it set states up to fail, as opponents claim? Or does the reality lie somewhere in between?

You are invited to join Daniel Domenech, Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators, Elaine Weiss, National Coordinator of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, and author of a new, in-depth study of Race to the Top, Noelle Ellerson, Assistant Director of Policy Analysis and Advocacy for AASA, Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent, St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Berkeley Professor of public policy David Kirp, author of the recent book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools.

Weiss’s groundbreaking report is the first to bring together all available information about RTTT one year before grants are scheduled to end.  It also incorporates the perspectives of over two dozen state and local education leaders from three states awarded funding in 2010, including both Round 1 RTTT recipients, Delaware and Tennessee.  Weiss, Domenech Martirano and Ellerson will discuss the successes and challenges states have encountered, and key implications for education policy more broadly.  Kirp will highlight alternative strategies for improving education including examples of districts that have successfully enacted comprehensive, long-term approaches.

This event is free, and you can REGISTER HERE.

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