Government Technology

    Digital Communities
    Industry Members

  • Click sponsor logos for whitepapers, case studies, and best practices.
  • McAfee

Obama Pushes to Extend Education Stimulus Prizes


January 20, 2010 By

As the deadline for the first round of Race to the Top funds loomed on Jan. 19, President Barack Obama announced his plans to continue the program next year.

In his fiscal 2011 budget, which will probably be turned in next month, he proposes $1.35 billion for the competition, which he says will give states more time and incentives to improve education.

"We want to challenge everyone -- parents, teachers, school administrators -- to raise standards by having the best teachers and principals, by tying student achievement to assessments of teachers, by making sure there's a focus on low-performing schools, by making sure our students are prepared for success in a competitive 21st-century economy and workplace," Obama said.

The $4.35 billion race, authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, rewards states that improve student achievement. School districts could also be eligible to win a share of the federal education grants if the race continues next year.

Photo credit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mountaineerpics/ / CC BY 2.0

 


| More

Comments

Greg Trangmoe    |    Commented January 22, 2010

this is yet another program designed to throw money at underacheiving students at the expense of the kids that actually want to learn. Until we accept that not all kids learn at the same rate we're going to keep producing a mix of underacheiving slackers and unwilling charity cases.

Greg Trangmoe    |    Commented January 22, 2010

this is yet another program designed to throw money at underacheiving students at the expense of the kids that actually want to learn. Until we accept that not all kids learn at the same rate we're going to keep producing a mix of underacheiving slackers and unwilling charity cases.

Greg Trangmoe    |    Commented January 22, 2010

this is yet another program designed to throw money at underacheiving students at the expense of the kids that actually want to learn. Until we accept that not all kids learn at the same rate we're going to keep producing a mix of underacheiving slackers and unwilling charity cases.


Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Digital Cities & Counties Survey: Best Practices Quick Reference Guide
This Best Practices Quick Reference Guide is a compilation of examples from the 2013 Digital Cities and Counties Surveys showcasing the innovative ways local governments are using technological tools to respond to the needs of their communities. It is our hope that by calling attention to just a few examples from cities and counties of all sizes, we will encourage further collaboration and spark additional creativity in local government service delivery.
Wireless Reporting Takes Pain (& Wait) out of Voting
In Michigan and Minnesota counties, wireless voting via the AT&T network has brought speed, efficiency and accuracy to elections - another illustration of how mobility and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology help governments to bring superior services and communication to constituents.
Why Would a City Proclaim Their Data “Open by Default?”
The City of Palo Alto, California, a 2013 Center for Digital Government Digital City Survey winner, has officially proclaimed “open” to be the default setting for all city data. Are they courageous or crazy?
View All