In a talk he delivered in Boston in November 2015, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke about the legacy of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program.

The Department of Education also released a report that month on the impact of Race to the Top.

As Andrew Ujifusa of Politics K-12 summarizes, the report concludes that

Schools used their share of $4.3 billion in federal Race to the Top competitive-grant money to make significant progress in areas including state data systems and instructional resources for teachers.

In a forum in the Fall 2015 issue of Education Next, Rick Hess and Joanne Weiss debate “What Did Race to the Top Accomplish?

A research article in the same issue looks at the reforms enacted by states as a result of Race to the Top.

– Education Next

Last updated December 29, 2015