Stories tagged: Race to the Top
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
King County districts win Race to the Top grant
SEATTLE — Seven school districts in King County have won a $40 million federal grant, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.
Thu., June 2, 2011
Dedication to strong school system helps bring Bridgeport together
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. – Bridgeport, in rural north central Washington, is known regionally for its abundant apple and cherry orchards. Now the nation knows it for having a high school that’s …
Thu., June 2, 2011
Labor secretary praises school’s transformation
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. – Bridgeport High School earned national attention as one of three finalists in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. Although it fell short of the top prize …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010
Editorial: Washington educators should race for reforms
It’s no real surprise that Washington state was not chosen as one of the finalists for federal “Race to the Top” education money, but it’s still a tough setback. An …
Tue., July 27, 2010, 9:32 a.m.
Washington not among 18 finalists for education grants
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition, giving them a chance …
Sat., July 10, 2010
Educator evaluations go deeper
A chance at Race to the Top federal grants prompted Washington legislators to pass a law mandating more-detailed teacher and principal evaluations for K-12 schools, starting in 2013. But state …
Wed., June 2, 2010, 10:52 a.m.
States to establish uniform standards for teaching
By third grade, students should know how to write a complex sentence and add fractions, no matter if they live in Georgia or California.
Wed., June 2, 2010, 10:43 a.m.
Washington to adopt new national education standards
Washington’s superintendent of public instruction says he will review the new national education standards for the next month before provisionally adopting them.
Tue., June 1, 2010, 2:31 p.m.
9 of 10 school districts sign on for Race to the Top
Nearly 9 out of 10 school districts in Washington have signed on to an application to win as much as $250 million in federal money through a program known as …
Fri., May 21, 2010
Washington to apply for Race to Top funds
With 95 percent of the school districts signing on, Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced Washington will submit an application for the federal Race to the Top funds.
Mon., May 17, 2010, 2:28 p.m.
212 Wash. districts sign up for Race to the Top
Washington education officials say 212 school districts have signed on to the state’s application for federal reform dollars through Race to the Top.
Thu., May 13, 2010
Spokane Public Schools backs state application
The Spokane school board voted 3-2 Wednesday to support the state’s application for federal Race to the Top funds. School board Director Jeff Bierman was opposed, as was board President …
Wed., May 12, 2010, 8:23 p.m.
School board signs up to Race to the Top
The Spokane School Board voted 3-2 Wednesday to support the state’s application for federal Race to the Top funds. School Board Director Jeff Bierman was opposed, as was board President …
Wed., May 12, 2010
School boards consider Race to Top
The Spokane School Board will vote tonight on whether to support the state’s proposal to compete for a share of $3.4 billion in federal Race to the Top funds. Millions …
Wed., April 7, 2010, 12:04 p.m.
Gregoire asks every school district to sign grant
Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking all of Washington 295 school districts to join an effort to seek $250 million from the federal government for education reform.
Mon., March 29, 2010, 8:22 a.m.
Gregoire to sign K-12 reform bills into law
Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to return to her hometown of Auburn to sign a package of education reform bills into law.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2010
Gregoire proposes preschool licensing
OLYMPIA – Washington state should help low-income residents get their children into the preschool of their choice, but the state should also establish standards for facilities that help prepare 3- …