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"RACE TO THE TOP" ANNOUNCEMENT
Originally broadcast live on Friday, July 24, 2009
President Obama joined US Secretary Arne Duncan in announcing the draft application for the $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" Fund.
This largest-ever federal investment in education reform will reward eligible states for past accomplishments and create incentives for future improvement in four critical areas of reform: adopting rigorous standards and assessments; recruiting and retaining effective teachers, especially in classrooms where they are needed most; turning around low-performing schools; and
establishing data systems to track student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
Other speakers included Gene Wilhoit, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers; Jean Clements, president of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association; Mike Feinberg, co-founder of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation and the Superintendent of KIPP Houston; Eric Smith, Commissioner of Education for the state of Florida; and Matthew Austin, a student at Washington D.C's Howard University Public Charter Middle School of Mathematics and Science.
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ARRA Implementation Briefing
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Recorded on April 3, 2009
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On April 1, 2009, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that $44 billion for states and schools is now available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts. On Friday, April 3, 2009, the Secretary convened a briefing for over 150 education association/organization leaders to discuss the implementation of ARRA.
The panelists were:
U.S. Department of Education:
Secretary Arne Duncan, Marshall Smith, Jonathan Schnur, Tony Miller, Joseph Conaty, Zollie Stevenson, Ruth Ryder
National Education Association:
American Association of State Colleges and Universities:
Dr. Constantine Curris
Association School Business Officials International:
American Association of School Administrators:
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