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Race to the Top Early-Learning Challenge Fund Guidance Announced

July 1st, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

The United States Department of Education outlined their priorities for the recently created Race to the Top Early-Learning Challenge Fund – with an emphasis on rating systems, appropriate standards and assessments for kids, and high standards for the profession.  Delaware is well positioned to compete for up to $50 million (winning states...

Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund Guidance Announced

July 1st, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

The United States Department of Education outlined their priorities for the recently created Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund – with an emphasis on rating systems, appropriate standards and assessments for kids, and high standards for the profession.  Delaware is well positioned to compete for up to $50 million (winning states...

Data Governance Bill Introduced in House

June 27th, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

House Bill 213, which is on the Delaware House agenda tomorrow, takes the first step in fulfilling our Race to the Top promises around data governance. House Bill 213 accomplishes the following: Extends P-20 Council’s focus past high school to “postsecondary study” and “careers”; Adds Secretaries from the Department of Labor...

Delaware Poised as Early Childhood “Race to the Top” Launched

May 25th, 2011

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced a $500M competitive grant program focused on improving early-childhood education for low-income and disadvantaged youth, in addition to a $200M competition for states that didn’t win RTTT. Delaware is well positioned; and Governor...