Education Leaders Stunned by “Race to the Top” Outcome

By Fergus Hodgson
Louisiana’s “inexplicable” failure to make top 12 raises questions about Obama administration’s commitment to reform Louisiana’s education leaders are wondering what more they can do to outperform other states in terms of reform. Louisiana failed to receive any funds in the federal “Race to the Top” program, and the lack of correlation between successful reform...

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Louisiana Competing For Federal Grant

By Jennifer Moreale
Louisiana is among the 41 applicants for the “Race to the Top” federal education grant. Funds available for the year 2011 total $4.35 billion. Applications to enter Phase I of the national competition were due yesterday, and winners passing to Phase II will be announced in April 2010. Started last July, the R2T program encourages...

TAGS: Education, Louisiana, Race to the Top